Sitaram Panchal, the 'Peepli Live' actor passes away

Sitaram Panchal

Sitaram Panchal

He passed away there at around 7:45 am.

Today on Thursday morning he took his last breath.

He was diagnosed with lungs and kidney cancer in 2014 and continued taking medical treatment for it. He was suffering from cancer and was unwell.

Sitaram has also worked in Bandit Queen, Slumdog Millionnaire, Peepli Live and The Legend of Bhagat Singh.

Sitaram Panchal, theatre and cinema actor, who has appeared in films like Peepli Live and Jolly LLB 2, died this morning after battling lung cancer. "But the treatment has aggravated his diabetes, which led to him losing his voice", Sitaram's wife Uma Panchal had told Mumbai Mirror in July. He is suffering from lung cancer and was not keeping well for a long time as he had breathing difficulties. On August 9, his son took to his social media account to wish his parents on their wedding anniversary with a caption, 'Happy 26th-anniversary mom and dad'. Panchal, had been struggling to pay for his treatment and last month had also sought financial help from fans and well wishers through a Facebook post for his cancer treatment. "It was only recently that he started a new homoeopathic medicine, following which, his condition worsened and we discontinued the medicines", Sitaram's wife was quoted by a daily after the Facebook post garnered attention.

The Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) also shared a statement on their (unverified) Facebook page, in which they said: "With deep sorrow we express our heartfelt condolences and share the news about the sad demise of veteran artiste Shri Sitaram Panchal".

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