Veteran actor Arun Bali passed away at the age of 79

Mumbai: Senior actor Arun Bali, who has many impressive roles in films and shows like ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Kedarnath’ and ‘Shaktimaan’, left for his heavenly abode on Friday at 4:30 am, in Mumbai. He was 79 years old.

The actor suffered from a rare neuromuscular disease known as myasthenia gravis.

He was recently seen in Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ which was an official remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 classic ‘Forrest Gump’. He played one of the train passengers of Aamir’s titular character.

Arun has impressed everyone with his acting in Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi films as well as several TV shows. He portrayed King Porus in the 1991 historical drama ‘Chanakya’. He then played the character of Kunwar Singh in the very popular Doordarshan show ‘Swabhimaan’.

Arun Bali rose to fame in the 2000s with his grandfatherly roles as Harshvardhan Wadhwa in Kumkum. He was seen in ‘Doosra Kewal’ which also starred Shah Rukh Khan.

His last rites will be performed on Saturday in Mumbai after his two daughters, who live in the US, arrive in Mumbai.

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