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Actor Arun Bali passes away at the age of 79 years in Mumbai

Veteran actor Arun Bali, who suffered from the neuromuscular problem, Myasthenia Gravis, passed away on Oct. 7 at age 79 in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported. Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease caused by communication disturbances between nerves and muscles

He played the roles of King Porus in the 1991 drama Chanakya, Kunwar Singh in the Doordarshan soap Swabhimaan and the chief minister of undivided Bengal, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, in the controversial and critically acclaimed 2000 film Hey Ram.

Arun Bali became known for his “grandfathered” roles such as that of Harshvardhan Wadhwa in kumkum and has even won popular awards in the 2000s. He is also a National Award-winning producer.

Bali was last seen in the Bollywood adaptation of Forrest Gump – Laal Singh Chaddha which came out on August 11, 2022, as the old man on the train.

In an exclusive interview with Hindu Times in February 2022, Bali’s son Ankush had said he didn’t want his father to die at home. “I want him to work until his last breath because acting is his passion and gives him joy.” Ankush had mentioned.

Ankush said his father responded well to the treatment, but died around 4:30 am.

“My father has left us. He suffered from Myasthenia gravis. He had mood swings for two to three days. He told the janitor he wanted to go to the washroom and when he came out he told him he wanted to sit down and he never got up,” he told the news agency. PTIA.

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Bali was known for his roles in ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Kedarnath’, ‘Panipat’ and many other movies.

Bali made headlines earlier this year when he had to be admitted to the Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai due to deteriorating health from the neuromuscular disease.

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