Ayushmann Khurrana to Rajkummar Rao, celebs mourn demise of veteran actor Sameer Khakhar

16 March, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Sameer had died as a result of multiple organ failure.

Sameer Khakhar, a veteran actor, died on Wednesday at the age of 71. Ganesh, the actor’s brother, confirmed the actor’s death. He informed them that Sameer had died as a result of multiple organ failure.

“He experienced some respiratory issues yesterday morning. We called the doctor home and he asked to get him admitted. So we took him to the hospital and he was admitted to the ICU. He then had multiple organ failures and today at 4.30 am he passed away,” Ganesh said.

After learning of the tragic event, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express their condolences for the late actor’s passing.

Parineeti Chopra took to her Instagram account and shared a picture which she captioned, “An absolute legend and my favourite co-star. Your love, wisdom, and humour made Hasee Toh Phasee and Meri Pyari Bindu my most special….Will never forget your laugh, your straight-faced jokes, and most importantly, the invaluable life lessons. Goodbye Sameer Sir will never forget you.”

Ayushmann Khurrana shared a picture in his stories and wrote, “RIP #SameerKhakhar JI.”

Director duo Raj and DK shared a long note and wrote, “Khopdi from Nukkad had made such an impact on us as kids! He was different and quirky. He was inebriated but always spoke the truth. Then decades later we read his interview, where he mentioned how he longed to get back in front of the camera. And we jumped to get him to do a cameo in #Farzi. The original plan and improv were intact! With each take, he tried to do something fun. Just the outtakes were so hilarious. We were lucky to have worked with this maverick actor, even if for one day! May his soul rest in peace! Always in our hearts #SameerKhakhar.”

Rajkummar Rao wrote, “Rest in peace, sir.”

Actor Suzzane Bernet tweeted, “Hearing the sad news, all the memories of shooting for Sanskaar Laxmi show with Sameer come rushing backā€¦Gentle, sweet soul. #sameerkhakhar.”

Sameer Khakhar worked for nearly four decades. His roles in the TV shows ‘Nukkad’ and ‘Circus’ catapulted him to fame. He also appeared in the films ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’ and ‘Adaalat’. He also appeared in films such as ‘Hasee Toh Phasee,’ ‘Jai Ho,’ and ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’. He was most recently seen in the OTT series ‘Farzi,’ starring Shahid Kapoor.