Veteran film and theatre actor Hemu Adhikari died due to a lung ailment at his residence in Dadar here yesterday, family sources said. He was 81. Adhikari, known for his cameo in Rajkumar Hirani’s Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), was suffering from a lung infection for the last one-and-a-half years. Also Read - Sanju actor Dia Mirza Wants to Make a Biopic on Renowned Painter Amrita Sher-Gil; Deets Inside

He acted in Sai Paranjpe’s Katha and Marathi films like Dhyaas Parya and Harishchandrachi Factory. His last rites were performed last night, the sources said. The actor is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. Also Read - Terrifying to go on a film set after two years: Dia Mirza



Noted Bollywood and Marathi film actor Sonali Kulkarni expressed her condolences on Adhikari’s death. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, “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 #HemuAdhikari” Also Read - Tumhari Sulu Teaser OUT: Vidya Balan's Film Will Definitely Bring A Smile On Your Face