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Lage Raho Munna Bhai actor Hemu Adhikari dies at 81

A well-known name in the Marathi theatre circuit, Hemu Adhikari worked in films like Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Katha.

bollywood Updated: May 22, 2018 16:19 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Hemu Adhikari,Lage Raho Munna Bhai,Katha
Hemu Adhikari was a known name in Marathi theatre circuit.

Veteran film and theatre actor Dr Hemu Adhikaridied due to a lung ailment at his residence in Dadar, Mumbai yesterday, family sources said. He was 81.

Adhikari,known for his cameo in Rajkumar Hirani’s Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006),was suffering from a lung infection for the last one-and-a-half years. He acted in Sai Paranjpe’s Katha and Marathi films like Dhyaas Parya and Harishchandrachi Factory.

His last rites were performed last night, the sources said. The actor is survived by wife, two daughters and a son.

Noted Bollywood and Marathi film actor Sonali Kulkarni expressed her condolences on Adhikari’s death.

“Sad to know the demise of our dear friend, wonderful actor, sharp audience, deep thinker, passionate reader and a fearless, concerned citizen..RIP Hemukaka you’ll be missed #RIP,” Kulkarni tweeted.

First Published: May 22, 2018 16:16 IST