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Veteran actor and comedian Dinyar Contractor dies at 79; PM Modi offers condolence
Veteran actor and popular comedian Dinyar Contractor breathed his last today. The ‘Baadshah’ actor who was 79, reportedly died due to age-related issues. Reportedly, he will be cremated in Worli, Mumbai. The veteran actor is also known for his roles in television series like ‘Khichdi’ and ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘. In a career spanning more than five decades, apart from appearing in Bollywood films, Dinyar even acted in Gujarati and Hindi plays.
For his immense contribution to cinema, earlier this year, Dinyar was conferred with the Padma Shri award by Ramnath Kovind, President of India. Some of the most popular films of Dinyar are ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’, ‘Khiladi’, ‘Baadshah’, ’36 China Town’ and several others.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolence on the veteran actor’s demise. Taking to his Twitter handle, PM Modi wrote, “Padma Shri Dinyar Contractor was special because he spread lots of happiness. His versatile acting brought smiles on several faces.”
You can read his entire post below:
Padma Shri Dinyar Contractor was special because he spread lots of happiness. His versatile acting brought smiles on several faces. Be it theatre, television or films, he excelled across all mediums. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. pic.twitter.com/yV8JswP1g1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2019
Former actress and Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Irani also offered her condolence. “We will miss your presence Dinyar bhai. Rest in Peace Padma Shri Dinyar Contractor – theatre legend, actor par excellence,” she wrote.
He brought bursts of laughter with him wherever he went, he lit up the screen and our lives with his wit & charm. We will miss your presence Dinyar bhai. Rest in Peace Padma Shri Dinyar Contractor – theatre legend, actor par excellence 🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) June 5, 2019
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Contractor family. May Dinyar’s soul rest in peace.
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