Veteran Bollywood films director Ismaeel Shroff passed away following a brief illness here late on Wednesday, a family friend said.

He was around 65 and breathed his last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

Once a leading director, he had wielded the megaphone for several hits, including "Ahista Ahista", "Bulandi", "Thodi Si Bewafai", "Surya", etc.

Ismaeel Shroff
Ismaeel ShroffIANS

He hailed from Andhra Pradesh.

Further details are awaited.