Sadashiv Amrapurkar passes away at 64

Wednesday 17th December 2014 09:27 EST

Marathi and Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar passed away after battling with lung infection for over a fortnight. He was on ventilator support and had been in a critical condition for the past few days. The actor had worked in movies like “Ishq,” “Mr. India,” “Aankhen,” “Gupt” and several others. He often essayed negative characters. But his performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Sadak” is considered the most memorable where he played Maharani, a eunuch who heads a brothel in Mumbai’s red light area. Working closely with David Dhawan in the ’90s, Amrapurkar went on to essay several comic roles in the director’s films such as “Coolie No 1” and “Aankhen” and came to be known also for his comic timing.

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