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Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal of 'Peepli Live' fame dies

10 Aug 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal dead

Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal, famed for his performance in 'Paan Singh Tomar', passed away this morning. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer since 2014.

The actor, also seen in 'Peepli Live', 'Bandit Queen', 'Slumdog Millionnaire' and 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh', had celebrated his wedding anniversary just yesterday.

Despite government aid of Rs. 5L for treatment, Panchal had been continuing on Ayurvedic medicine.

In context: Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal dead

10 Aug 2017Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal of 'Peepli Live' fame dies

Last dayThe man had been bedridden since 10 months

Panchal, who had worked with stars like Akshay Kumar ('Jolly LLB 2') and Irrfan Khan, was undergoing financial crisis.

Last month, he had sought help through a social media post.

According to his wife, his condition worsened after he "started a new homeopathic medicine".

The bedridden man complained of breathlessness early morning and was rushed to the hospital, where he died at around 7:45am.

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What did he write

"Bhaio meri help karo meri cancer se halat kharab hoti ja rahi hai apka kalakar bhai Sitaram Panchal," he had written.