Govinda suffered a personal loss after his nephew Janmendra Ahuja, better known as Dumpy, passed away due to a heart attack today. He was 34. Govinda’s spokesperson confirmed the news. Dumpy’s funeral took place at 2pm from his Juhu residence.
Dumpy is the son of Govinda’s older brother producer-director Kirti Kumar.
According to film analyst Dilip Thakur, Dumpy too had tried his hand at acting, and did a couple of films, but failed.
In 2006, Ahuja had directed Shatrughan Sinha’s brother Lakhan Sinha’s film Jahan Jaaeyega Hamen Paaeyega (2007). Earlier, Ahuja had assisted his father in the Govinda-Rani Mukerji-starrer Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai (2002).
At the time of filing this report, there was no word on whether Dumpy had any previous health issues.