National School of Drama graduate Ashraf-ul-Haq died on Tuesday at the age of 45 after losing a battle with a blood-related disease. The actor was best known for his roles in Fukrey and Traffic Signal.
The NSD graduate had been suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome for last two years, said his friend Daulat Vaid. "He died at 1:27 PM. He was kept on a ventilator for last three days. But he was declared dead today," Daulat said.
The Assam-born actor started his career with theatres and worked with renowned playwrights including Ram Gopal Bajaj before trying his luck in Bollywood.
In Fukrey he played the character of a drunkard who had loads of money but lived like a beggar on streets. He was last seen in national award-winning film The Lost Behrupiya (2013), where he played the lead role.
He is survived by his wife.
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