Marathi actor Ashwini Ekbote dies during performance in Pune

The 44-year-old was performing at the Bharat Natyamandir in Pune.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2016 5:20 pm
Marathi actor Ashwini Ekbote. (Source: Facebook) Marathi actor Ashwini Ekbote. (Source: Facebook)

Actor and danseuse Ashwini Ekbote passed away Saturday late evening after she suffered a heart attack during a performance at a programme named ‘Natyatrividha’ at Bharat Natya Mandir.

The 44-year-old, who had also acted in several plays, was performing at the Bharat Natyamandir in Pune Saturday evening when she collapsed on stage, a police official said. When she suffered the attack, she was performing with her co-artistes Reva Natu, Chinmay Joglekar and Anupama Barve-Kulkarni.


The programme was halted and Ekbote was rushed to a nearby Gore Hospital, where the doctors declared her dead on arrival.  She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead, the official said.

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Ekbote was a part of  TV series ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ on Colors Marathi. She is also famous for her roles in films like ‘Debu’, Danyavar Danka’, ‘Taptapadi’ etc. She has also acted in various TV shows like ‘Duheri’, ‘Radha Hi Bawari’ and ‘Durva’.


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  1. R
    Oct 23, 2016 at 12:08 am
    How can a 44 year odl have a "hear attack", did she have coronary artery disease ? hypercoagulable state ? coronary injury ? drugs
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      Anil Kalaga
      Oct 23, 2016 at 1:03 am
      R.I.P. Ashwini Ekbote. lt;br/gt;Leaving during performance is a gift! were a gifted mortal!
      1. C
        Oct 24, 2016 at 2:10 am
        Heart attack is becoming common like cold and flu these days. It actually depends on your daily routine like what you eat, how much you workout,etc. It does not depend on what you age is. My friend was victim to heart attack. He was just 21..... :( Eat well....Exercise....Stay healthy.....
        1. M
          Oct 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm
          RIP. We are all going one day. Though she was young, but the way she left has something which leaves an impression on you.
          1. V
            Vivek narain
            Oct 23, 2016 at 2:33 am
            Mohan gokhale too died young,maharashtrians should monitor their cardio health.
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