Veteran actor Ramesh Bhatkar dies of cancer on World Cancer Day

Radhika Dhawad | Feb 5, 2019 1:24

Ramesh Bhatkar

Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar (70) passed away on Monday after losing battle to lung cancer on World Cancer Day. Apart from being popularly known for his role in Zee TV’s investigative series ‘Commander,’ he was also a noted theatre artist.

Bhatkar also acted in shows like DD Metro’s Hello Inspector, Marathi TV show Damini, to name a few. He was last seen in Anupam Kher starrer movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister (2019),’ in which he played the role of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

Bhatkar, who was battling with cancer for more than one and a half year, was being treated in a hospital in Mumbai where he breathed his last. Actor Jaywant Wadkar told PTI, “He fought bravely as much as he could. But in the last one month, he was in tremendous pain and we all were worried. He was in ICU for the last fifteen days.”

His last rites were performed at 10:30 pm at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. He’s survived by wife Mridula and son Harshavardhan.

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