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Marathi actor Nilu Phule passes away

Noted Marathi film and stage actor Nilu Phule passed away at a hospital here on Sunday night. Phule was suffering from cancer.

art and culture Updated: Jul 13, 2009 19:10 IST

Noted Marathi film and stage actor Nilu Phule passed away at a hospital here on Sunday night.

Phule was suffering from cancer.

The 77-year-old Phule is survived by his wife and a daughter.

Born in Pune in 1931, Phule made a mark in theatre and both Marathi and Hindi films.

His role as a corrupt politician in Jabbar Patel's Marathi film Saamna and a similar negative role in Mahesh Bhatt's Hindi film Saransh, are memorable among several others.

Phule was associated with progressive, social movements in Maharashtra from his childhood.. He was a dedicated follower of the late socialist leader Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia.