Bollywood actor Ashraful Haque breathed his last on Tuesday afternoon in Mumbai.
The 44-year-old actor, who worked in Aamir Khan's "Delhi Belly", was suffering from arare disease called Myelodysplastic Syndrome, according to Mumbai Mirror.
Haque was admitted into a hospital in Andheri, Mumbai, and was reported to be in critical condition. Haque, a National School of Drama graduate, hailed from Goalpara district of Assam.
Haque acted in more than 30 Bollywood films, as well as, commercials and Television shows.
He had worked alongside Amitabh Bachchan in film "Deewar" released in 2004. He had also worked in noted movies, including "Paan Singh Tomar", "Fukrey", "Company", "Black Friday", "Talaash" among others.
Haque is survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.
And with his sudden death, a number of tweets commemorating him poured in. Bollywood celebrities also expressed their condolences.
"He was one of my closest friends and we knew each other since our struggling days. From my TV show to short-films to features, I worked with him quite often as he was a terrific actor. I was aware of his illness and we knew that his health was fast deteriorating. We were all there for him and it's truly tragic that he had to depart so soon. Our priority now is to take care of his 9-yearold son," director Anurag Kashyap told Mirror.
"It's tragic. His work has always been worth learning from. May God bless his soul," actor Pulkit Samrat said.
"The industry has lost him too soon. I wasn't aware that he was unwell. To me, he will always be Smakiya, the guy who selflessly helped every Fukra," actress Richa Chadda told the daily.
Here are some of the tweets:
@ItsVineetSingh: Ek behtareen actor ka jana...vishwas nahi ho raha. Ur work wil be always with us n we wil miss u. RIP Ashraful Haque
@chhavitweets: Ashraful Haque contributed to Indian Cinema in his own way... #RIP #Fukrey
@Mahima12Makwana RIP #AshrafulHaque ! Its so sad to hear that. It was such a wonderful experience working with you. #AnAmazingActor #NicePerson
@jilaawatan: R.I.P.Ashraful Haque.You 'll be remembered for being among our most admired and best actors #NSD
@nirajntsh: RIP ASHRAFUL HAQUE (GOALPARA,ASSAM),one of the finest actor acted in 30 Hindi films,tv setrials,adv film also,hardcore Assamese left us
@khimaanshu: 'The Lost Behrupiya' fame Ashraful Haque passes away..
@monikaadlakha: RIP #AshrafulHaque! #Bollywood losses another gem!
@anupborahrckz: Entertainment industry has lost a talented actor today as Ashraful Haque passed away this afternoon.An NSD graduate,
@dekasamiran: A bad news Ashraful Haque dada is no more.. RIP.. We lost a very talented actor and a good human.. — feeling sad
@apkajitanram: DELHI BELLY, FUKREY actor Ashraful Haque passes away at 44 RIP