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AK Hangal was a master at his work: Amitabh Bachchan
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan as well as bigwigs from Bollywood remember the veteran actor who passed away on August 26
Veteran film and stage actor AK Hangal, who passed away in Mumbai on August 26, 2012, was cremated at 1pm the same afternoon at the Vile Parle crematorium. His son Vijay performed the last rites. “I am sad at my father’s demise. But what can one say, one has to go,” said Vijay. Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter, “AK Hangal, passes away this morning!! A veteran, a gentleman, a congenial co artist and a master at his work”. Click here to read more
Veteran actor AK Hangal critical
98-year-old AK Hangal is currently admitted to Asha Parekh Hospital and reported to be in a critical condition. A few weeks ago the veteran actor – recently he appeared in the popular television serial show Madhubala – had fallen in his bathroom and suffered a hip fracture, but he was put on medicines at home. However, his health deteriorated so he was shifted to the hospital two days ago. Hangal’s doctors revealed that as he had severe chest complications he is on oxygen support in the ICU currently. But that’s not all. The 98-year-old actor has been suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic kidney diseases and hypertension and was soon to be operated for it, but now the treatment is put on hold. Hangal’s family’s at his side and certain that the veteran actor, who participated in India’s freedom struggle, will fight through the health crisis and emerge a winner.
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