Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar breathed his last at the age of 70 in Mumbai on Monday (Feb 4).
The actor was suffering from cancer for more than one-and-a-half years and was being treated at Pune and Mumbai, lost his breath at a hospital in Mumbai.
“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,” actor Jaywant Wadkar told PTI.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher took to social media to remember Bhatkar. Mourning theactor’s demise, Kher prayed for strength for his family to deal with the loss.
He shared two photos from the sets of The Accidental Prime Minister, the film in which he collaborated with Bhatkar. One of the photos sees Bhatkar having a conversation with Akshaye Khanna.
Anupam captioned the photo as, “Really saddened to know about untimely demise of veteran actor #RameshBhatkar. I had the opportunity to meet him briefly on the sets of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister. May God rest his soul in peace and give his family the courage to deal with the loss.”
Really saddened to know about untimely demise of veteran actor #RameshBhatkar. I had the opportunity to meet him briefly on the sets of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister. May God rest his soul in peace and give his family the courage to deal with the loss. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/KPGOuefvPV— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 4, 2019
Sonali Kulkarni also remembered the veteran actor and wrote a heartfelt post mourning the actor’s demise. She wrote “Such a warm person…handsome actor.. and people’s man…RIP Ramesh Bhatkar I have always missed your gappa, invite and now – forever..! Strength to Mrudula ma’am #RIP #RameshBhatkar.”
Bhatkar was known for his roles in the TV series Commander and Hello Inspector. As an actor Bhatkar worked in the industry for over 30 years and has been a part of many Marathi and Hindi language films.