AK Hangal dies, cremated in Mumbai
Bollywood veteran and favourite character actor AK Hangal, dubbed the "grand old man" of Hindi cinema for his elderly roles, died on Sunday aged 95. The actor was later cremated in the presence of friends and family members...bollywood Updated: Aug 27, 2012 14:29 IST
Hangal cremated; Bollywood biggies miss funeral
With prayers on their lips, friends and family members bid a tearful adieu to distinguished character actor A K Hangal at his funeral here.
Incidentally, none of the prominent Bollywood personalities attended Hangal's last rites, performed by his son Vijay at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai, at around 1 PM. READ MORE
Hangal's death leaves sannata in Bollywood, say artistes
Bollywood fondly remembered the grand old man of Hindi cinema and distinguished theatre artist AK Hangal, saying his demise has left a 'sannata' (silence).
Hangal breathed his last at 9 AM today following a brief illness aggravated by a fracture on his thigh bone at Asha Parekh hospital in suburban Santacruz.
"A K Hangal no more. An era comes to an end. Theatre and films were enriched by him. Funeral at 1 PM near Pavan Hans opp Nanavati hospital," actress Shabana Azmi wrote on micro-blogging site twitter. FULL STORY
Celebs pay tribute to A K Hangal
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt posted, "Adieu Hangal Saab! What an innings!!!"
"A K Hangal no more, an era comes to an end. Theatre and films were enriched by him," singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya said.
"Veteran Actor A K Hangal no more... just passed away. Had great moments with him at IPTA...may his soul rest in peace," filmmaker Ashok Pandit said. READ STORY
Hangal: Bollywood's favourite grandpa
Hailed once as the 'uncrowned king of theatre', AK Hangal was not very keen to join films but ended up playing roles of the loving father or grandfather and doting servant of Bollywood with elan. MORE ON THIS
(With additional inputs from ANI)
First Published: Aug 26, 2012 15:15 IST