Veteran actor Dinyar Contractor passes away at 79

Veteran actor and noted comedian Dinyar Contractor passed away on Wednesday early morning. He was 79.

He is best known for TV soaps like ‘Khichdi’ and ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. He also starred in Bollywood movie like ‘Baazigar’, ’36 China Town’. ‘Khiladi’ and ‘Baadshah’. He had been suffering from various age-related illnesses. He started his career as a theatre artist and acted in Hindi and Gujarati plays.

Gujarati show called Aao Marvao Meri Saathe. He was seen as Sodhi's fahter-in-law in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Dinyar Contractor's last rites will be performed in Worli at 3.30pm.

He is honoured with Padma Shri on 2019 and was presented the award by Ramnath Kovind, President of India.

May his soul rest in peace!