Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away on Thursday morning after a three-year long battle with kidney and lung cancer. He was 54.
The actor complained of breathlessness earlier in the morning and was rushed to the hospital. He passed away there at around 7.45 am. His last rites will take place this evening.
Panchal was facing financial crisis. Last month, he had put up social media posts seeking financial help for his treatment.
It was only yesterday that the 54-year-old actor celebrated his twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. His son Rishabh Panchal and wife Uma Panchal had even shared a picture on Facebook.
Sitaram Panchal, who made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with Bandit Queen, was best known for his work in films like Peepli Live, Pan Singh Tomar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Slumdog Millionaire.
Panchal worked with Akshay Kumar (Jolly LLB 2), Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar) and several other A-listers of the industry.
May His Soul Rest In Peace.