Abhilasha Patil, the Hindi and Marathi actor, died due to Covid-19 related complications in Mumbai on Wednesday.
While confirming the news of the actor’s death to The Indian Express, Patil’s co-star in the daily soap Baap Manus that aired on Zee Yuva, said, “Last evening around six, I got a call from Jyoti Patil, who worked with us in Baap Manus, about Abhilasha’s poor health. I learnt she had gone to Benaras where she got fever and on her return to Mumbai, she tested positive for Coronavirus. I tried reaching out to her, but both of her numbers were switched off. Then around 8.30 pm, actor Anand Prabhu, who played our son on the same show, informed me about her demise. This has been so shocking because she had so much to achieve in life. She had plans. Abhilasha was kind-hearted and such a hardworking artiste. It’s a huge loss to the industry.”
Patil, who was in her early 40s, had worked in several Hindi films and daily soaps including the Chhichhore (2019) starring late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Good Newwz and Malaal. The Marathi films and daily soaps that she had worked in include Tujha Majha Arrange Marriage (2021), Prawaas (2020), Bayko Deta Ka Bayko (2020), Tu Tithe Asave (2018), Pipsi (2018), and Te Aath Diwas (2015), among others.
Several actors, filmmakers, producers, casting directors from both the Hindi and Marathi industries have paid tribute to Patil through social media and offered condolences on her demise.
Actor Kshitiiz Pawar, who played the role of Patil’s on-screen brother-in-law, remembered and paid tribute to her on Facebook.
Other actors including Annapurna Vitthal, Tushar Dhakite, Shashank S Udapurker, Pallavi Ajay, casting director Paresh Patel, producer Manndar Milind Deshpande, cinematographer Sameer Kadam, among others paid tribute to the late actor on various social media platforms.
Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin said to Mid Day: “To hear of the demise of a co-actor who contributed and worked on the same film is unnerving. Deeply saddened to hear of Abhilasha Patil’s passing. Strength to her family and friends at this time.”
Patil is survived by her husband and a son.
As India is battling with the second wave of Covid-19, several celebrities across the country have died due to the complications related to the virus including legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Hindi actors Divya Bhatnagar, Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, Hindi film editor Ajay Sharma, music composer Shravan Rathod, Tamil actor Pandu, Tamil filmmaker Thamira, Bengali director Debidas Bhattacharya, among several others.