'Peepli Live' actor Sitaram Panchal passes away

Last Updated: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 16:02 hrs
Sitaram Panchal

Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal took his last breath Thursday morning at his residence, after a three-year long battle with kidney and lung cancer. The actor was 54.

The actor, bedridden for the past 10 months, was rushed to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness early in the morning.

His last rites will take place this evening.

Sitaram, who made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with Bandit Queen, was best known for his work in films like Peepli Live, Pan Singh Tomar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Slumdog Millionaire.

Sitaram Panchal, who was bed ridden for almost a year, sometime back took to his Facebook account, asking for monetary help in order to afford proper treatment for kidney and lung cancer.

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