Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal of 'Peepli Live' fame dies
Aug 12 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Bollywood producer, Ashwini Chaudhary and actor Anil Kapoor have also extended their help to save the life of the actor but unfortunately, Sitaram Panchal went to eternal sleep today morning.
Today on Thursday morning he took his last breath. The 54-year-old has reportedly been suffering from kidney and lung cancer since 2014. The actor, who was fondly called Situ Bhai, was suffering from lung cancer.
The actor, a National School of Drama graduate, has essayed brief but memorable roles in films such as Bandit Queen (1994), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002). His funeral will take place this evening. He had breathing difficulties. He died around 7.45 am, the Hindustan Times reported.
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As a response to this post, (CINTAA) Cine & TV Artistes Association posted on Facebook appealing help. He weighed only 30 kg, Sitaram's wife Uma Panchal had told Mirror in July 2017, adding that he had to give up on the TV serial, Ek Ghar Banaunga, which he was shooting for. His son, Rishabh had posted a picture of the actor and wished his parents. He was also under a financial crisis. Haryana government had offered ₹5 lakh for the actor's treatment. Sitaram Panchal was really ill and suffering lot of pain.
After fighting with cancer for nearly one year the late actor had posted about his deteriorating health condition on Facebook seeking monetary help.
Sitaram Panchal 3 weeks ago tweeted that "Alongwith i am thankful to my family friends, relatives, colugues and soecialy my fans who support and praying for my good health".