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Veteran actor A.K. Hangal passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on August 26, 2012

Veteran Hindi cinema actor A.K. Hangal passed away in Mumbai on Sunday morning after prolonged illness related to old age. He will be cremated Sunday afternoon at Vile Parle crematorium.

Hangal started his career with Basu Bhattacharya’s Teesri Kasam in 1966 and went on to act in around 225 Hindi films.

He is remembered for his roles in films like Namak Haraam, Shaukeen, Sholay, Aaina, Avtaar, Arjun, Aandhi, Tapasya, Kora Kagaz, Bawarchi, Chhupa Rustam, Chitchor, Balika Badhu, Guddi and Naram Garam.

Hangal was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan from the government of India for his contribution to Hindi Cinema in 2006.

He is survived by his son Vijay Hangal.

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