Bollywood seniors like Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi posted tweets mourning the death of veteran actor AK Hangal, who breathed his last on Sunday in a Mumbai hospital.
He was 98 and had not been keeping well for some time. His condition was worsened after a recent hip fracture.
Big B, who has acted with Hangal in Sholay among other films, tweeted on Sunday, "AK Hangal , passes away this morning !! A veteran, a gentleman, a congenial co artist and a master at his work !!"
Azmi said on Twitter, "Ak Hangal no more...An era comes to an end. Theatre and film were enriched by him."
Director Shekhar Kapur posted this - "AK Hangal. Lifetime dedicated 2 d art of acting in theatre. Will always b remembered by his films."
Of the current crop, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar expressed their condolences through tweets.
Chopra tweeted, "Thank u AK Hangal Ji for all the cinematic memories... This year has been a huge loss for us.. My condolences to the family. RIP."
Akhtar said,"A stalwart of Indian theatre and film is no more. RIP AK Hangal."