Veteran Bollywood actor and a Padmabhushan awardee Avtar Kishan Hangal, popularly known as AK Hangal passed away in Mumbai today morning after a prolonged illness at the age of 95.
The actor was reported having trouble in breathing and a history of lung disease, kidney problems and tuberculosis. He died following Lung and Kidney failure after he suffered a Hip fracture. The actor will be cremated Sunday afternoon at Vile Parle crematorium.
AK Hangal has acted in around 225 Hindi films in a career spanning from 1966 to 2005. And best known for his role in Parichay(1972) and Sholay(1975).The actor will be remembered for his character roles, mostly positive, with rare exceptions like Manzil(1979).