Veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who was admitted at the Kokilabein Dhirubai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, passed away on Sunday.
The actor, who is known for his role in "Sadak", was admitted to the hospital with a lung infection in October. His daughter Rima Amrapurkar confirmed the news.
"He passed away at 2.45 in the night (Sunday night)," Rima Amapurkar told IANS.
"His cremation will take place in his hometown Ahmed Nagar tomorrow. Today his body will be kept at the Bhaidas Auditorium for the people to pay their last respect," his daughter added.
The 64-year-old actor is survived by his wife Sunanda Amrapurkar and three daughters.
Sadashiv is well recognised for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the 1980s and 90s. He mostly played negative roles.
He also won Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 1991 for his the movie "Sadak". and was last seen in "Bombay Talkies" released in 2013.
Bollywood celebrities and the actor's fans from across the country took to social networking sites to express their grief and offer condolences. Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are flooded with "RIP Sadashiv Amrapurkar" posts from his fans and Bollywood celebrities.
Here are some tweets from Bollywood celebs and politicians:
Narendra Modi: "We will remember Sadashiv Amrapurkar as a versatile actor, popular across generations. RIP. My deepest condolences to his family."
Amitabh Bachchan: "Waking up in Kolkata to the sad news of the passing away of Sadasiv Amrapurkar .. a colleague and a gifted talent .. prayers"
"When a colleague suddenly passes away there is a sudden vacuum, of times spent together, of acknowledgement of their work"
Milap Zaveri: "RIP Sadashiv Amrapurkar. A great and talented actor be it comedy or Villainy. His "Maharani"in #Sadak will always be legendary"
Anupam Kher: "I am so saddened to know about the demise of a fine human being & a wonderful actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar. He was a kind & a learned man. RIP"
Richa Chadha: "RIP Sadashiv Amrapurkar."
Rajpal Yadav: "The end of rustic cinematic era as we mourn the death of multifaceted actor and a compassionate #human being Mr #SadashivAmrapurkar"
Pooja Bhatt: "Sadashiv Amrapurkar,the most relevant villain after Gabbar Singh is gone...reminds me yet again that life is too short.Love hard. Love more."
Madhur Bhandarkar: "Saddened to hear about the demise of #SadashivAmrapurkar. I had the privilege of working with him in my debut film Trishakti..."