Dr Hemu Adhikari, best known for his cameo role in Rajkumar Hirani’s Lage Raho Munna Bhai died due to a lung ailment at his residence in Dadar, Mumbai on Tuesday, family sources said. He was 81. The veteran film and theatre actor 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.
Hemu Adhikari acted in 14 Hindi and Marathi films, 45 plays, and seven television serials. He is best known for his work in Amol Palekar’s adaptation of Badal Sircar’s play, Juloos.
(With PTI Inputs)