Actor Ranjit Chowdhry, best known for playing comical characters in films like Khoobsurat, Baton Baton Mein and Khatta Meetha, passed away yesterday at the age of 65. His sister, Raell Padamsee, shared the news of Ranjit' death on her Instagram account, where she posted a black-and-white picture of his and wrote, "Actor, writer, maverick... we will miss you." She also shared that the funeral will happen today while the prayer meet will happen once the lockdown gets over. "For all those who knew Ranjit, the funeral will be held tomorrow and a gathering to celebrate his life and share his stories on May 5. With love, Raell," the message, which she posted yesterday reads.
Ranjit was the son of popular theatre personality, Pearl Padamsee. His step-father, Alyque Padamsee, had written in his memoir, 'A Double Life: My Exciting Years in Theatre and Advertising', that Ranjit Chowdhry was an important part of his life: “Ranjit, my foster son, has always been a delightful sprite of a human being. An impish person, both in size and personality, he's quick-witted and charming, and has carved out an impressive international film career for himself as Ranjit Chowdhry.”
“Despite his diminutive frame, he was a towering icon of Indian diaspora cinema and a master of his craft. By far, one of the most endearingly quirky and acerbically witty people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. A true original!” tweeted actor Rahul Khanna, his costar from Deepa Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood.
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