AK Hangal put on life support

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Aug 25, 2012 05:16 IST
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    AK Hangal has acted in around 225 Hindi films in a career spanning from 1966 to 2005.

  • AK Hangal

    Hangal made his Bollywood debut at the age of 50 with Basu Bhattacharya's Teesri Kasam in 1967.

  • AK Hangal

    His other notable films are Namak Haraam (1973), Shaukeen (1981), Sholay (1975), Aaina (1977), Avtaar (1983), Arjun (1985), Aandhi (1975), Tapasya (1976), Kora Kagaz (1974), ...

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    AK Hangal in a still from Guddi.

  • AK Hangal

    The 98-year-old actor recently made an appearance in television show Madhubala.

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    The Government of India awarded him the prestigious Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Hindi Cinema in 2006.

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    His son Vijay Hangal is a retired Bollywood photographer and cameraman.

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    AK Hangal was hospitalised following a major hip fracture on August 16. He was taken off ventilator after he became restless.

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    Two years back also, he was in news over his poor financial condition and deteriorating health after which political parties and others had offered help.

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    AK Hangal with posters during the peace march protest against Gujrat riots.

Veteran actor AK Hangal was put on life support today after his condition worsened, doctors attending on him said.

The 98-year-old was admitted to Asha Parekh hospital in suburban Santacruz on August 16.

"He is on life support system. One of his lungs is not functioning. He is also having respiratory problems," Dr Vinod Khanna, Orthopaedic surgeon at Asha Parekh hospital told PTI.

Hangal slipped and fell down in his bathroom on August 13, fracturing his right femur (thigh) bone.

The doctors could not operate on him because of his weak condition.

The yesteryear actor, who has acted in over 200 films, is best known for character roles in films like Namak Haram, Sholay, Shaukeen, Aaina, Bawarchi and others.

Recently, he returned to face the studio lights after seven years for TV Series Madhubala.


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