Veteran actor AK Hangal dies in Mumbai



Veteran actor AK Hangal died on Sunday at Asha Parekh hospital in Mumbai. He was 98-year-old.

He was admitted to the hospital in suburban Santacruz on August 16. He was on life support. He will be cremated at 1pm near Pavan Hans opposite Nanavati hospital, according to reports.

Hangal slipped and fell down in his bathroom on August 13, fracturing his right femur (thigh) bone.

Hangal, who had been in and out of hospital since the last few years, suffered from several ailments including tuberculosis, high blood pressure and kidney dysfunction. Doctors attending to him felt that he needed to be operated on but considering his advanced age it was decided that he was not fit for surgery.

The yesteryear actor, who has acted in over 200 films, is best known for character roles in films like Namak Haram, Sholay, Shaukeen, Aaina, Bawarchi and others.

Recently, he returned to face the studio lights after seven years for TV Series Madhubala.