Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale died at the age of 75 in Pune on Saturday afternoon, news agency ANI reported. The actor had been in the hospital in Pune for some time.
Earlier on Saturday, Shirish Yadkikar, PRO of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, where the veteran actor was hospitalised, had shared an update on his health and has said that actor’s health had “deteriorated” and that he was on life support.
Vikram Gokhale, during his extensive career, featured in Marathi as well as Hindi films, including Amitabh Bachchan’s Agneepath and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, starring Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
In the recent years, he starred in films like Mission Mangal, Hichki, Aiyaari, Bang Bang!, De Dana Dan and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, among others. Over a career spanning more than 40 years, he also starred in several TV shows.
Vikram Gokhale made his film debut in 1971 with Amitabh Bachchan’s Parwana. In 2010, he received the National Award for Best Actor for his work in the Marathi film Anumati. He also forayed into direction with the Marathi film Aaghaat.
The actor was last seen in the Marathi film ‘Godavari. Earlier this year, he was seen in Nikamma, alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani.