Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, the actor who played supporting roles in several films and television shows, died of Covid-19 complications on Saturday.
He was 52.
According to a report, Kanwarpal’s close friend Himanshu Dadbhawala told PTI that he was admitted to hospital for the past 10 days at Seven Hills. He was later shifted to the ICU after his condition worsened. Dadbhawala said that the actor died at 5 am on Saturday.
Before he became an actor, Kanwarpal served the Indian Army for 10 years and retired in 2002. In 2003, he debuted on the big screen with the crime drama Paap. He starred in films like Page 3, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Aarakshan, Murder 2, 2 States, and The Ghazi Attack among others.
The actor also played important roles in shows like Diya Aur Baati Hum, Yeh Hai Chahatein, Dil Hi Toh Hai, and Anil Kapoor’s 24.
Vikram Bhatt, who worked with Kanwarpal on several films like Creature 3D and Horror Story, took to Instagram to mourn the demise of the actor. Sharing a photo of the late actor, Bhatt wrote in a post, “Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passes away. Taken from us by the cruel pandemic. I have done a lot of films with him and this doesn’t get closer home. The days are turning into one long obituary and yet each life that we lose cannot be just a number. We cannot allow it to become a number. Each a special friend. May his soul rest in peace.”
Actor and voice-over artist Ashwin Mushran reminisced his first meeting with the late actor and wrote in a tweet, “Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passed away. I first met him standing in line for an audition all the way back in 2003 – 2004. We bumped into each other many times over the years and did keep in touch on and off. Goodbye Major… We’ll meet in another line someplace somewhere.”
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, actors Manoj Bajpayee, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bidita Bag, Rohit Roy, Richa Chadha also mourned the loss of the actor.
Sad to hear about the demise of actor Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal this morning due to #Covid.
A retired army officer, Kanwarpal had played supporting roles in many films and television serials.
Heartfelt condolences to his family & near ones.
ॐ शान्ति !
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 1, 2021
Extremely sad news . I’ve known Major Bikramjeet for so many years. He and I have worked on so many films together. The last being Bypass Road. Such a fantastic, encouraging and energetic human being he was and will always be remembered as. #RIP My dear friend will miss you 🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/8NE6FeZ6Ei
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) May 1, 2021
As an army officer he religiously served India. He was a disciplined man in his previous post as also in his current thespianic art. He was lively, vibrant, full of energy. My grief goes boundless that I would ever never get him as an inspiring co-actor. RIP #BikramjeetKanwarpal pic.twitter.com/2BsQ5YY4iM
— Bidita Bag 🇮🇳 (@biditabag) May 1, 2021
And we lose another one… The happiest, most gentlemanly, always positive and smiling Major Bikramjeet… RIP 🥲 pic.twitter.com/JD46LeX6lk
— Rohit Bose Roy (@rohitroy500) May 1, 2021
💔 Rest in peace Major.
Gone to soon ! https://t.co/1wBG8C1vuo
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) May 1, 2021
He was last seen in Disney+ Hotstar’s web series Special Ops. He was also seen in Your Honor, Undekhi, and Avrodh: The Siege Within.