PUNE: Vikram Gokhale’s health, which had previously shown signs of steady improvement deteriorated and the veteran passed away today at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Pune, sources close to him said.
The 77-year-old actor was hospitalized few days ago, where he was undergoing a treatment. Previously, on Friday, the hospital’s PRO said that the actor “is showing slow but steady improvement. He is opening his eyes, moving his limbs and likely to be off ventilator support in the next 48 hours.”
His last rites will be performed this evening at Vaikunth Crematorium in Pune.
Rumours of the actors death surfaced on Thursday, following which several Bollywood celebrities including Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Aly Goni, Jaaved Jaafery among others tweeted to express condolences. However, Dr Dhananjay Kelkar from Deenanth Mangeshkar Hospital later denied the rumours of the death of the veteran actor and said, “Not true.”
On the work front, Vikram Gokhale was known for his on-screen roles in films like Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Parwana, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Agneepath, and Khuda Gawah. The prolific star, who has established himself in Indian cinema, is also a recipient of the National Award for Best Actor in 2010 for his performance in the Marathi film, Anumati. In television, he has worked in popular shows like Ghar Aaja Pardesi, Alpviraam, Jaana Na Dil Se Door, Sanjeevni, Indradhanush.