Veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar passes away

Nov 03, 2014, 08:00 IST | Agencies

Veteran actor Sadashiv Amarpurkar, who was hospitalised at the Kokilabein Dhirubai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai with lung infection, passed away on Sunday, his daughter Rima Amrapurkar confirmed.

Photos: Family, fans pay their last respect to Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar

"He passed away at 2.45 in the night (Sunday night)," Rima Amrapurkar told IANS.

"His cremation will take place in his hometown Ahmednagar tomorrow. Today his body will be kept at the Bhaidas Auditorium for the people to pay their last respect," his daughter said.

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Sadashiv, 64, is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the actor's death. "We will remember Sadashiv Amrapurkar as a versatile actor, popular across generations. RIP. My deepest condolences to his family," Modi tweeted.

In his long career, Sadashiv Amrapurkar has won two Filmfare awards - in 1984, he won the award for the best supporting actor for 'Ardh Satya' and in 1991, the best villain trophy for his portrayal of a ruthless eunuch in 'Sadak'. The actor is also known for his performance in "Mr. India", 'Aankhen', 'Ishq', 'Coolie No. 1' and 'Gupt: The Hidden Truth' among others.

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