Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar, who is known for playing the character of Khopdi in Doordarshan's famous show 'Nukkad', passed away on March 15. While fans are still reeling over the death of Satiush Kaushik, this has come as another blow to the industry. Reportedly, the veteran actor witnessed some problems breathing on Tuesday after which he went to sleep and then started fainting. He was then rushed to the hospital and was admitted to the ICU. He was later put on a ventilator and then the heart stopped supporting. He died in the early morning after multiple organ failures.
Sameer Khakhar was a popular actor of the 90s and left acting when he moved to the US in 1996. He has appeared in many films like 'Pushpak', 'Shahenshah', 'Rakhwala', 'Dilwale', 'Raja Babu'.
After learning about the unfortunate news, filmmaker Hansal Mehta paid a heartfelt tribute. "For some reason I was nicknamed Khopdi in college after his iconic character in Nukkad. My closest friends from the time still call me Khopdi. But I guess it's time to say goodbye to the OG. Goodbye Sameer Khakhar. Thank you for the memories," he wrote.
Sameer Khakhar's career spanned nearly four decades. He rose to fame with his roles in TV shows 'Nukkad' and 'Circus'.