One of the most popular make up artist, Sambha D Patil (Sambhu Chhetri) had died on February 22, 2014. Sambha was admitted to Bir Hospital after he had problem in his intestines. He died at 9:30 PM local time on Sunday.
Sambha debuted in Nepali movies in BS 2040 in ‘Basudev’. While shooting the movie, the mother of the makeup artist died and couldn’t work in the movie. Sambha got the responsibility of the makeup of the Nir Shah‘s debut movie as a director. Sambha’s debuted as a full makeup artist in ‘Kusume Rumal‘ and after that, he worked in more than 350 movies.
An Indian national, Patil had come to Nepal in the shooting of a Mithun movie ‘Mil Gai Manjil Mujhe’ as one of the crew members. After working in ‘Basudev’ he decided to stay in Nepal and didn’t go back to his birth place in Maharastra, India.
The last rituals of Sambha was held at Pashupati. The Film Technician Association has decided to halt all shooting works to respect the deceased artists. (Photo credit – Himgyap Lama)