Veteran Bollywood actor A.K. Hangal passed away here Sunday morning (August 26th) after a prolonged illness aggravated by a recent hip fracture. Hangal was 95. Hangal was admitted to the Asha Parekh Hospital Aug 16 following a hip fracture. He had been suffering from old age health problems for a long time. The veteran was cremated Sunday afternoon at Vile Parle crematorium. Very few celebs turned up to pay their respects at his last rites of A. K. Hangal.
About A.K Hangal
A. K. Hangal popularly known as A. K. Hangal was born on 15 August 1917. Hangal was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929-1947 then became a theater actor from 1936-1965 and later in 1966 became a character actor in Hindi language films. His most notable roles are as Ram Shastri in Aaina (1977), as the Inder Sen in Shaukeen, as Bipinlal Pandey in Namak Haraam, as Imaam Sa’ab in Sholay, as Anokhelal in Manzil and the negative character in Prem Bandhan and the 16 films he did with Rajesh Khanna. He has acted in around 225 Hindi films in a career spanning from 1966 to 2005 and was theater artist from 1936-1965. Hangal was last seen in a TV show, Madhubala, in May 2012.
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