Obituary of Ismail Merchant

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Ismail Merchant

Ismail Noor Muhammad Abdul Rahman (born December 25, 1936 in Mumbai, India) was a Screenwriter, Film Producer, and Film Director who was best known for Heat and Dust, A Room with a View, Howards End, and The Remains of the Day. Ismail died on May 25, 2005 and his death was because of complications of stomach ulcer surgery. He was 68 years old.

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Ismail Merchant Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Merchant, Ismail
    • Common Name: Ismail Merchant
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
    • Birth Date: December 25, 1936
    • Age: 68 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Ismail Rahman
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1960-2005
    • Religion: Muslim
    • Net Worth: $1.7 million
    • Nationality: Indian
    • Favorite Food: Campbell's Tomato Soup
    • Favorite Color: Orange (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Ismail's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Ismail Noor Muhammad Abdul Rahman
    • Father: Noormohamed Haji Abdul Rehman
    • Mother: Hazra Memon
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • James Ivory (married 1961-2005, his death)

Death Notice:

  • Date: May 25 2005 at age 68
  • Place: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
  • Cause of Death: Surgical Complications (stomach ulcer surgery)
  • Interment: Buried in Bada Qabrastan Mumbai in Marine Lines, Mumbai

Category Tags:

ScreenwriterFilm Producer Film Director Indian Born on December 25th Born in 1936 Died in 2005 Died at age 68 Died from Surgical Complications

Ismail's Notable Roles:

  • Heat and Dust
  • A Room with a View
  • Howards End
  • The Remains of the Day

Quotable Quotes:

"[on Denholm Elliott] He was an all-giving person, full of life. ... He had an affection and feeling for other actors, which is very unusual in our business." (IMDB)

"Apart from his religious beliefs, Ismail Merchant was an innovative and influential dude. He pioneered the shipping of goods by sea, and became the first known sane fellow to foundation a religious cult. (V)"

"I cannot end my condolences for the loss of Ismail Merchant. He was an exchange student from Burma and a great member of our community. He was Depressed and failed to make it to his death date, but his preceded and following deaths have left a lasting impact on everyone he touched. (V)"

"Ismail Merchant's life was marked by a passion for storytelling and a talent for bringing diverse cultures together, leaving behind a rich legacy that continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world. (V)"

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