Veteran actor Arun Bali dies at 79 in Mumbai, fans pay tribute
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Veteran actor Arun Bali dies at 79 in Mumbai, fans pay tribute

Veteran actor Arun Bali died at the age of 79 on Friday in Mumbai. He was seen last in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Goodbye, which released on Friday. As per the news agency ANI, the actor died in Mumbai.

Veteran actor Arun Bali died at the age of 79 on Friday in Mumbai. He was seen last in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Goodbye

He bids us goodbye on the day of the release.

His last film, Goodbye, released in theatres on October 7. Following the news of his death, fans paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter. A person wrote, “God bless his soul. He was so good in every role.” Another one tweeted, “He was such a natural actor. RIP.” A fan also said, “Saw him battling for life, and surviving in the reel, but he bids us goodbye on the day of the release.”

Earlier this year in January, actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital

As informed by the actor’s daughter earlier, it’s a rare autoimmune disease caused by a communication failure between nerves and muscles. Earlier this year in January, his diagnosis was revealed in the media when the actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital.

Several rumours suggested that his son, Ankush Bali had abandoned him

Days after that, several rumours suggested that his son, Ankush Bali had abandoned him. However, in an interview later, he clarified the speculations and mentioned that he will support and serve his father until his last breath. 

film revolves around the death of a family member

Arun Bali was last seen in the film Goodbye, released on Friday. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rashmika Mandanna, Neena Gupta, Sunil Grover, Pavail Gulati, Ashish Vidyarthi, Elli AvrRam, Sahil Mehta, Shivin Narang and Abhishekh Khan. The film revolves around the death of a family member.

Arun was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease and hospitalised

Earlier this year, Arun was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease and hospitalised. Member of CINTAA, Nupur Alankar, told ETimes then, “I was on call with Arun Bali sir when I sensed something is majorly wrong with his speech and pointed it out to him. After that I tried contacting his son Ankush, but couldn’t get through. Then I called up Rajeev Menon who is Ankush’s colleague and got his other number and I advised him to take Arun sir to the hospital immediately.”

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known for his roles in 3 Idiots, Kedarnath and Panipat

Arun worked in several films and television series including the 1991 period drama Chanakya where he played King Porus. He also essayed the role of chief minister of undivided Bengal, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, in the film Hey Ram (2000). He is known for playing Harshvardhan Wadhwa in Kumkum. He is known for his roles in 3 Idiots, Kedarnath and Panipat among others.

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