Sadashiv Amrapurkar dies at 64
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who was being treated for a lung infection at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, has died. He was 64.
His last rites will be performed in his native place in Ahmednagar district tomorrow, family sources said.
Amrapurkar had 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.”
His other works include “Aankhen,” “Ishq,” “Coolie No. 1” and “Gupt: The Hidden Truth.”
He later shifted his focus on Marathi movies. Amrapurkar was last seen on the big screen in 2012 film ‘Bombay Talkies’.
He had become selective and was more into social work in last few years.
Condoling his death, veteran actor Anupam Kher tweeted, “I am so saddened to know about the demise of a fine human being & a wonderful actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar. He was a kind & a learned man. RIP“
Amitabh Bachchan posted on the micro blogging site, “T 1664 — When a colleague suddenly passes away there is a sudden vacuum, of times spent together, of acknowledgement of their work ..Waking up in Kolkata to the sad news of the passing away of Sadasiv Amrapurkar .. a colleague and a gifted talent .. prayers !!” [sic] Even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects.