Mumbai: Two days after he died in Singapore due to kidney ailment, Bollywood filmmaker Raj Kanwar was cremated here on Sunday.

Kanwar had passed away in Singapore on February 3. He was reportedly suffering from kidney ailment from the past one year and had recently gone to Singapore for a kidney transplant. However, he passed away even before the surgery.

The cremation was held at 12 pm at Oshiwara cremation in suburban Andheri.

Besides his family members, including wife Anita and two sons, several Bollywood personalities had come to bid farewell to the departed soul.

Those, who were present at the funeral, include filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, Abbas-Mustan, Raza Murad, Sajid Nadiadwala, Satish Kaushik, Poonam Sinha and Luv Sinha, among others.

"At funeral of Raj Kanwar who's first job was my assistant n went on to make many successful films. Still remember him as a kid obsessed by film. 15 members of Raj Kanwar's family were massacred in riots after Indira Gandhi assassination. I was with him that day now at his funeral," filmmaker Shekhar Kapur wrote on Twitter.

"I often stay at funerals long after people have left. After the ritual its a place to reflect on your own mortality," he said.

Raj Kanwar gave memorable films like 'Deewana', 'Laadla', 'Jeet', 'Daag: The Fire', 'Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke' and 'Andaaz'. His last film was 'Saadiyaan' in 2010, which launched Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv.

(Agencies)