Veteran actor and television personality Dinyar Contractor passed away today in the morning due to age related complications. He was 79. The actor who started his career by doing several stage shows and became popular for his comic roles was seen in Bollywood films like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Khiladi, Badshah, Daraar and 36 China Town. He also appeared in TV shows like Khichdi, Kabhi Idhar Kabhi Udhar, Hum Sab Ek Hain, Aaj Ke Shrimaan Shrimati and many others. He was even honoured with the Padma Shri in January 2019 for his exemplary contribution to the mediums. Reportedly, the funeral will be held at Worli prayer hall in Mumbai at 3:30 pm.
Needless to say, it is a great loos to the film and TV industry. Even PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his grief over his demise and wrote, "Padma Shri Dinyar Contractor was special because he spread lots of happiness. His versatile acting brought smiles on several faces. Be it theatre, television or films, he excelled across all mediums. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and admirers."
Not just him, even MP and former TV actress Smriti Irani took to Twitter to pay him her last respects. She wrote, "He brought bursts of laughter with him wherever he went, he lit up the screen and our lives with his wit & charm. We will miss your presence Dinyar bhai. Rest in Peace Padma Shri Dinyar Contractor - theatre legend, actor par excellence ?"
May his soul rest in peace. Stay tuned to BL for more updates.
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