Feb 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Aamir Khan’s father, filmmaker Tahir Hussain, breathed his last because of a massive heart attack early last morning. He was in his early ‘70s and is survived by his first wife, Zeenat, second wife Shehnaz and four children, Aamir, Faisal, Farhat and Nikhat. Aamir, who was holidaying in Los Angeles with his wife, Kiran Rao, headed straight back to Mumbai on hearing about his father’s sudden death. The funeral will be held today.
Hussain started out as an assistant director in the ‘50s films ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ and ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. Later, ‘Teesri Manzil’, ‘Jab Pyar Kisise Se Hota Hai’ and ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon’ saw him turn into the production executive. His first independent production was the Asha Parekh-Jitendra starrer ‘Caravan’. Some of his other films were ‘Anamika’, ‘Zakhmee’, ‘Locket’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke’, etc.
He had also directed the Aamir Khan-Juhi Chawla starrer ‘Tum Mere Ho’. His last production was however, his son Faisal’s debut, ‘Madhosh’.