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Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal Dies of Covid-19

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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.

He was last seen in Disney+ Hotstar’s web series Special Ops. He was also seen in Your HonorUndekhi, and Avrodh: The Siege Within.

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