Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale passes away
Due to multiple organ failure, veteran actor Vikram Gokhale passed away on Saturday. At the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, where he had been receiving treatment since November 5, the 77-year-old actor passed away. His remains will be brought to the Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, where Vaikunth funeral rituals will be carried out.
“This is to confirm that Mr Vikram Gokhale passed away this afternoon. We would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, support and prayers through this difficult time,” his daughter said.
The hospital issued a statement on Saturday morning stating that although the actor’s condition had “significantly deteriorated,” he was still receiving ventilator support.
In a statement released on Thursday, Gokhale’s family claimed that he was “very critical.” The doctors treating him are doing their best, and the family won’t be in the state to make any statements until the doctors give them any additional instructions. Don’t trust any rumours, and keep praying, a family insider pleaded with indianexpress.com.
When news about Vikram Gokhale’s hospitalisation began to circulate online on Wednesday, his relatives told indianexpress.com, “He was doing okay a few days ago. I won’t state that he was in good health because he has a number of them. He’s been in the hospital for a few days and was getting better, but as of yesterday, he’s in serious condition.
After beginning his career on the Marathi stage, Vikram Gokhale went on to become well-known in a number of Marathi and Hindi movies, notably Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, in which he portrayed Aishwarya Rai’s father. Agneepath (1990), Khuda Gawah, Insaaf, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Mission Mangal, and Aiyaary are just a few of the Hindi films in which he has appeared. Natsamrat, Lapandav, Kalat Nakalat, Vazir, Bala Gau Kashi Angar, Anumati, Mukta, Me Shivaji Park, and AB Aani CD are just a few of the Marathi films he has worked on. With the movie Aaghaat, Gokhale made his Marathi directorial debut. His most well-known programmes included Ghar Aaja Pardesi, Alpviraam, Jaana Na Dil Se Door, Sanjeevni, and Indradhanush.
At the 60th National Film Awards in 2013, Gokhale got the National Award for Best Actor for the Marathi film Anumati. The Marathi movie Godavari, which debuted in theatres earlier this month, was the last time viewers saw Vikram Gokhale.
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