The BBC said he had been in poor health in recent weeks, but the cause of his death has not been disclosed.
"He has gone to a very nice and heavenly place. We are very happy that he had gone there," his actor son-in-law, Akshay Kumar, told reporters, the BBC said. "I hope everybody there, whoever is watching him, can just say a little prayer for him."
Among his hit movies were "Kati Patang," "Aaradhana," "Anand" and "Amar Prem."