Yesteryears’ actor Raj Kishore passed away at the age of 85. He reportedly suffered a heart attack in the wee hours of morning. The last rites were performed at Aarey Crematorium at Mumbai today morning. It remains to be seen if Raj was suffering from any serious health issues or if he had a history of heart disease. The actor was mainly seen in supporting roles during the ’70s and ’80s. His most significant work till date has been Sholay. He played a prison inmate, along with Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s character in the first half of the film.

He was frequently seen in films with Big B such as Deewar. He was also seen in Patanga (1949), Padosan (1968), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985), Bombay To Goa 1972), Aasmaan (1984) and Karan Arjun (1995) are just a few other movies in which he made an appearance. He was last seen in Akshay Kumar and Juhi Chawla starrer Mr and Mrs Khiladi in the year 1997. This is what most people had to say about the late actor on Twitter.

This year has been quite a tragic one for Bollywood as we have lost out on a number of actors. Right from Nargis Rabadi aka Shammi Aunty, Sridevi, Sufi singer Pyarelal Wadali, Charu Rohatagi to actor Narendra Jha and now veteran actor Raj Kishore, we have lost out on many of these jewels. We at would like to convey our condolences to the families of the deceased and hope that they find the strength to cope with this loss.