22-year-old actor Praful Bhalerao killed in train accident

Marathi actor Praful Bhalerao aged 22 years was killed in a train accident on Monday morning. The mishap took place in Goregaon while he was on his way to Girgaum from Malad.

It is believed that the accident took place as Bhalerao was tilting over the footboards when he lost grip once the train gained speed.  An officer from Borivali GRP was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying, “We got a call at 4.30 am regarding a body found on the tracks. At that hour, trains are generally less crowded so it’s possible that Bhalerao was leaning outwards when he fell. We have registered a case of accidental death, and are investigating it further.”

Bhalerao rose to fame as a child actor for his role in the popular TV series 'Kunku'. He also worked in a Marathi film, 'Barayan' which released recently.

However, it was 'Kunku' that made him a household name in Maharashtra.

Bhalerao had also featured in Marathi serials like 'Tu Majha Sangati', 'Nakushi' and 'Jyotiba Phule'.

The Marathi film industry is taken aback with the incident. Praful Bhalerao’s body was sent for the post-mortem.

May his soul rest in peace!