Bollywood actor Inder Kumar, best known for his role in Salman Khan starrer film Wanted, passed away early in the morning on Friday, July 28 at a young age of 45. He reportedly succumbed to a heart attack at his residence in Andheri’s Four Bungalows at around 2 am today. The actor acted in over 20 movies in a career comprising nearly twenty years, noteworthy among which are, ‘Tirchhi Topiwale’ (1998), ‘Kahi Pyar Na Ho Jaaye’ (2000), ‘Wanted’ (2009) ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ (1996), ‘Agnipath’ (2012) and ‘Tumko Na Bhool Payenge’ (2002). He was last seen in the movie, Yeh Dooriyaan (2011) and was currently preparing for his upcoming comedy film, Phati Paid Hai Yaar.

The actor also essayed the role of Mihir Virani for a brief period in Ekta Kapoor‘s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2002. Kumar was extremely close to Salman Khan and his family as the two stars had worked together in several films. They were often seen hanging out with each other–at the gym, playing football, at family gatherings and the like. In fact, we came across an old interview of the actor in which he had a few words to share about Salman Bhai. We’re sure that the superstar will break down after watching this video. Talking about the 51-year-old star, Inder said, “I have worked more with Salman Khan and wish to do the same in the future as well. He is my brother, my guru and the biggest star in the industry right now.” Watch the video below.

Salman Khan, who has wrapped up his Morocco shoot for his upcoming movie, Tiger Zinda Hai was expected to fly down this weekend to shoot the promos of Bigg Boss Season 11 that will premier in September this year instead of October. He would be able to attend his dear friend’s last rites that will take place this evening. The cremation will be held today evening at Yaari Road Shamshaan Bhoomi.