TV actor Shafique Ansari, who is seen in many episodes of Crime Patrol, lost the battle to cancer on Sunday. As per the reports, he was suffering from stomach cancer since the past few years. He breathed his last in Mumbai Madanpura. Also Read - Karan Kundra Mourns Death of Crime Patrol Actor Preksha Mehta, Says 'You Were Too Young, Had Entire Life Ahead'

Shafique Ansari’s untimely death has shocked fans as no one was aware of his health conditions. He is one of the three well-renowned celebrities along with Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan to have passed away in recent times. Also Read - Crime Patrol Actor Preksha Mehta Commits Suicide at Her Residence in Indore, Shares Spine Chilling Message Just Before Her Death

Shafique entered Bollywood in 1974 and he started out assignments as an assistant director and a writer. Later, he went on to feature in several films. He was also one of the screenwriters who penned Amitabh Bachchan’s super hit film Baghban. Also Read - Divyanka Tripathi's Alien Dance Video Goes Viral, Kunal Jaisingh Get Engaged, Kapil Sharma Cancels Shoot With Tiger Shroff - Television Week In Review

Shafique Ansari had also worked as a writer for films like Dost, Izzatdaar, Pyar Hua Chori Chori, Pratiggya and Dil Ka Heera.

Fans of Ansari have been pouring in their heartfelt tributes on Twitter and Facebook.

May his soul rest in peace!