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Veteran actor Hemu Adhikari of ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ fame passes away at 81

PTI
Published : May 23, 2018, 10:18 am IST
Updated : May 23, 2018, 10:18 am IST

The actor died due to a lung ailment at his residence in Dadar here on Wednesday, family sources said.

Hemu Adhikari in a still from 'Lage Raho Munnabhai.'
 Hemu Adhikari in a still from 'Lage Raho Munnabhai.'

Mumbai: Veteran film and theatre actor Dr Hemu Adhikari died due to a lung ailment at his residence in Dadar here on Monday, family sources said.

He was 81.

Adhikari, known for his cameo in Rajkumar Hirani's ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006), was suffering from a lung infection for the last one-and-a-half years.

He acted in Sai Paranjpe's ‘Katha’ and Marathi films like ‘Dhyaas Parya’ and ‘Harishchandrachi Factory.’

His last rites were performed on Monday night, the sources said.

The actor is survived by wife, two daughters and a son.

Noted Bollywood and Marathi film actor Sonali Kulkarni expressed her condolences on Adhikari's death.

"Sad to know the demise of our dear friend, wonderful actor, sharp audience, deep thinker, passionate reader and a fearless, concerned citizen..RIP Hemukaka you'll be missed #RIP," Kulkarni tweeted.

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