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Film producer Abis Rizvi among killed in Istanbul terror attack

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 2, 2017, 9:57 am IST
Updated : Jan 2, 2017, 9:59 am IST

At least 39 were killed and 40 others were injured during an armed attack at a nightclub in Istanbul early Sunday.

Madhur Bhandarkar with Abis Rizvi. (Photo: Twitter)
 Madhur Bhandarkar with Abis Rizvi. (Photo: Twitter)

The new year started off on a tragic note for scores of people who were enjoying at a nightclub in Istanbul.

At least 39 were killed and 40 others were injured during an armed attack at a nightclub in Istanbul early Sunday.

Abis Rizvi, a Mumbai-based builder and film producer was among those killed in the Istanbul terror attacks.

Abis was one of the two Indians who passed away in the attacks, informed External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter.

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Abis is the son of former Rajya Sabha MP Akthar Hassan Rizvi. Swaraj had also stated that his parents want to visit Istanbul and the formalities for the visa was being arranged.

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Abis has produced films such as ‘Roar: The Tiger of Sundarbans’ . His brother Anjum Rizvi is also a film producer who had produced the critically acclaimed ‘A Wednesday’ among others.

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Numerous celebrities like Arshad Warsi, Raveena Tandon among others took to Twitter to convey their condolences to Abis’ family.

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis RizviIstanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

Istanbul terror attack: B-Town convey condolences to producer Abis Rizvi

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