Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi, known for his roles in films like “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha”, “Koi Mil Gaya” and “Ready”, died of a heart attack on Thursday morning, a family member said.
The 67-year-old actor had suffered a heart attack ten days ago and was admitted to Kokilaben Dhiruben Ambani Hospital in suburban Mumbai.
“He was hospitalized for eight to ten days due to a heart attack. He had difficulty in breathing and was undergoing treatment. He passed away today at 4:00 am due to cardiac arrest,” his son-in-law Ashish Chaturvedi told PTI. The character artist had memorable performances in Hindi films like ‘Taal’, ‘Fiza’, ‘Ashoka’, ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, ‘Krrish’, ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and the web series ‘Scam 1992: The’. Harshad Mehta Story”.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was one of the first in the film industry to pay tribute to the actor. ‘Rip Mithilesh ji’, the filmmaker, who collaborated with Chaturvedi on the series ‘Scam 1992’, posted on Instagram.
The official Twitter handle of Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) posted, “CINTAA condoles the passing away of Mithilesh Chaturvedi.” The last rites of Chaturvedi will be performed in the evening at a crematorium in Versova. The actor is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
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