Veteran actor Hemu Adhikari dies at 81

Veteran film and theatre actor Dr Hemu Adhikari died due to lung ailment at his Dadar residence yesterday. He was 81. He was suffering from lung infection for one-and-a-half year.

He acted in Sai Paranjpe’s Katha and Marathi films like Dhyaas Parya and Harishchandrachi Factory and best known for his role in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006).

Hemu Adhikari's last rites were performed last night.

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.

The actor is survived by wife, two daughters and a son.

May his soul rest in peace!