Political leaders and prominent citizens from other walks of life joined the Bollywood fraternity in expressing rich tributes to veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who died on Monday morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences on Twitter. His tweet read "We will remember Sadashiv Amrapurkar as a versatile actor, popular across generations. RIP. My deepest condolences to his family".
Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai also took to Twitter to express their grief:
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— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 3, 2014
T 1664 - Waking up in Kolkata to the sad news of the passing away of Sadasiv Amrapurkar .. a colleague and a gifted talent .. prayers !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 3, 2014
One of the finest actors of our time, Sadashiv Amrapurkar has passed away. RIP— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 3, 2014
Sad to know about the demise of Sadashiv Amrapurkar a Grt theatre & film actor.Superb human being.Will miss U Sir.RIP.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) November 3, 2014
Every character Sadashiv Amrapurkar portrayed is immortal.Sadak is a classic example.Salutes to you Sir. Will miss U.RIP.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) November 3, 2014
Goodbye Sadashiv Amrapurkar you made a difference to my life. What would SADAK be without 'Maharani'. Thank you dost.— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) November 3, 2014
Sadashiv Amrapurkar,the most relevant villain after Gabbar Singh is gone...reminds me yet again that life is too short.Love hard. Love more.— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) November 3, 2014