Popular comedian Rajendra Nath dead

Updated on Feb 14, 2008 12:39 AM IST
The popular Hindi film comedian of yesteryears dies in Mumbai after prolonged illness. He was 76.
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Popular Hindi film comedian of yesteryears Rajendra Nath died in Mumbai on Wednesday evening after prolonged illness. He was 76.

The actor had been suffering from breathing problems for the last several days and his end came at his residence in suburban Khar.

He will be cremated on Thursday, family sources said.

Rajendra Nath began his career in 1938 with Hindi film 'Vachan' and went on to act in movies like 'Patanga', 'Hum Sab Chor Hain' and 'Dil Deke Dekho'.

His role of Popatlal in the 1961 box-office hit 'Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai' became a big hit and the title of Popatlal stuck to him.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh condoled the actor's death and said "Rajendra Nath regaled film lovers across generations with his typical sense of comic timing".

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