Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passed away, Monday, after a battle with cancer. He was 70.
The actor, who was suffering from cancer for more than one-and-a-half years, breathed his last at a hospital in Mumbai.
"He fought bravely as much as he could. But in the last one month, he was in tremendous pain and we all were worried. He was in ICU for the last fifteen days," actor Jaywant Wadkar told PTI.
Bhatkar's last rites will be held at 10.30 pm at Shivaji Park.
Bhatkar was known for his roles in the TV series ‘Commander’ and ‘Hello Inspector’ and worked for more than 30 years as an actor in mainstream Hindi and Marathi films such as ‘Aai Pahije’, ‘Kucch To Hai’ and ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.’ He was a part of the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister' that released earlier this year.
Anupam Kher, Sonali Kulkarni, Sanjay Manjrekar, Shriya Pilgaonkar, were among those who took to Twitter to convey their grief and express heartfelt condolences to his family and well-wishers. Anupam wrote about being 'really saddened' hearing the news, Sonali described him as 'warm person, handsome actor, people's man', Sanjay remembered him as a genuine cricket fan who'd watch Ranji Trophy matches in the stadium while Shriya called him a 'wonderful soul who won many hearts.'
(With PTI inputs)
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