Makeup artist Pandhari Juker, who had worked in the Hindi film industry for almost sixty years, passed away after a prolonged illness. Pandhari had worked with the biggies of Bollywood, from Nargis, to Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raj Kapoor, Rajesha Khanna, Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan. Pandhari was 88 years old, when he died in Mumbai.
Pandhari Juker started his career as a makeup artist during the era of black and white films
Fondly known as Pandhari dada, he started his career as a makeup artist during the era of black and white films. Filmmaker Yash Chopra had once said, "To make a face shine on screen is not makeup. Makeup is the one that can show the beauty of the mind of a person on his face and if anyone can do it successfully from black and white films to color cinema, then he is Pandhari Dada."
Pandhari Juker was awarded the Shantaram Jeevan Gaurav for his work
Amitabh Bachchan shared on Twitter, “T 3445 - Pandhari Juker, passes away, prayers, condolences … pioneer, iconic makeup Artist, of film industry. Madhuri Dixit also penned a heartfelt note remembering the ace artist. Pandhari Juker was awarded the Shantaram Jeevan Gaurav for his work.