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Amit Mistry (1974-2021): Sumeet Vyas, Swanand Kirkire, Dilip Joshi and others mourn the demise of Bandish Bandits’ actor

Amit Mistry's death has left his colleagues in the film and TV industry shocked. Popular in the Gujarati theatre circuit, he was also known for his roles in several Bollywood movies including Kya Kehna, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, 99, Shor In The City, Yamla Pagla Deewana and A Gentleman.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 23, 2021 5:36:58 pm
amit mistry deathActor Amit Mistry in a still from Shor in the City. (Photo: Raj&DK/Twitter)

Actor Amit Mistry passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Mumbai. He was 47. The actor, who made his name in the Gujarati theatre circuit, went on to do memorable roles in Bollywood movies including Kya Kehna, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, 99, Shor In The City, Yamla Pagla Deewana and A Gentleman as well as TV and OTT shows. Tenali Rama, Ssshhh…Koi Hai, Maddam Sir and Shubh Mangal Savadhan were among his prominent shows.

Amit’s manager Maharshi Desai confirmed the news of his death to “I spoke to Amit’s mother. It is true that he is no more. He passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest this morning. He was at his house in Andheri, Mumbai with his parents and passed away on the spot, before they could get any help,” the manager said.

His untimely death left his colleagues, friends and fans shocked. The Indian Film TV Producers Council condoled his death on Twitter, “Shocking and Deeply Saddening news of one of the talented actor Amit Mistry passing away…Heartfelt condolence to family and friends..RIP.”

Actors Karanvir Bohra, Karan V Grover, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sumeet Vyas, Kubbra Sait, Rajesh Tailang, Cyrus Sahukar, Rajesh Tailang and many others offered their condolences on social media. Filmmaker duo Raj and DK said they were ‘devastated’ to know about Mistry’s death. The duo tweeted, “Devastated that Amit Mistry is no more! He was very special to us! Kuber (99), Tipu (SITC), Jignesh (A Gentleman), Prakhaand Pandit (current series)…in every script of ours, we subconsciously wrote a part for him. Heartbroken! Every time we write a script, he will be missed :(.”

They added, “Amit was incredibly spiritual and our last chat was about relationships and careers and how they impact a man… prophetically he had said, they could make or break a person. The times are so excruciatingly bad, that it damages the best of us. Rest In Peace, Amit.”

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Celebrities took to various social media platforms to express their condolences.

17:32 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'Gone too soon brother'

TV actor Kiku Sharda called Amit Mistry a "wonderful actor and a soulful singer." He wrote in Twitter, "Was a senior of mine in college, a friend, a colleague. Did lots of plays together, partied together. Will miss him. Wonderful actor and a soulful singer. Gone too soon brother May your soul rest in peace."

17:17 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'An immensely talented actor, and a gregarious friend'

Actor Danish Hussain shared on Twitter, "Extremely heart broken to hear #AmitMistry’s passing away. An immensely talented actor, and a warm & gregarious friend. 💔🙏🏽💐" 

17:02 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'Will miss Amit and his wisecracks'
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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Dilip Joshi is heartbroken after hearing about the demise of his friend Amit Mistry. He wrote on Instagram, "Our trio’s broken today. But the memories will always stay with me. Will miss Amit and his wisecracks more than I can say. He was a lovely man, a treat to work with and a delight to watch in action. Never thought I’d be writing something like this for him. May his soul achieve sadgati, and may God give us the strength to cope with such a huge loss."

16:38 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Genelia Deshmukh on Amit Mistry's death

"Shocked to hear about #AmitMistry ..Remember shooting together and you were absolutely lovely to interact with..Rest in peace dear Amit," actor Genelia Deshmukh wrote on Twitter.

16:16 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Sumeet Raghvan is 'shattered' after Amit Mistry's death

Wagle Ki Duniya actor Sumeet Raghvan is shocked by the sudden death of his friend Amit Mistry. "The death of a dear friend has left us all shattered. We had done some crazy work, travelled the world with our Gujarati play, had innumerable music sessions, fun, laughs and today he is no more. Amit Mistry suffers a cardiac arrest. Yes we all have to die but this is just too much," the actor wrote on Twitter. 

16:04 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'Rest in peace'

Jacqueline Fernandez also mourned the death of Amit Mistry on social media. 

15:45 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'I’ll always remain a fan of you'

Sumeet Vyas shared on Twitter, "Brother @Actoramitmistry. I’ll always remain a fan of you. God bless you man. #RIP"

15:29 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Amit Mistry had a vibrant personality: Tenali Rama actor Ajay Singh Chaudhary

Actor Ajay Singh Chaudhary, who has worked with late actor Amit Mistry in Tenali Rama, mourned his death. He said, ”Amit Mistry was a talented actor. This is an unbearable loss. He was part of the show Tenali Rama where he worked for two months. When I got to know that he will be playing the role of Birbal in the show I was very happy. I had seen his previous work and knew of his talent. My first meeting with him was very warm. He was a very vibrant personality and had a smiling face. I have shared few scenes with him in the show as well. Off camera, our discussion was always around his craft and films. We used to exchange our thoughts regarding acting.”

14:56 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Karan V Grover is shocked on Amit's demise

Television actor Karan V Grover shared Amit Mistry's photo on Instagram writing, "Shocking and saddening! Supremely talented #amitmistry passes away .  R.I.P brother .."

14:32 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'Keep spreading joy wherever you are'

Actor Rajesh Tailang, who played Amit's brother in Bandish Bandits shared a still from the web show remembering their time together. He wrote in Hindi that he cannot believe that a cheerful person like Amit has passed away. Rajesh added that he is sure Amit will be spreading happiness wherever he is.

14:11 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Karanvir Bohra mourns Amit's death

Actor Karanvir Bohra mourned the death of Amit Mistry and Shravan Rathod. In a tweet, he shared, "Heard about #ShravanRathore sir and #amitmistry I’m in shock... every day a tragic news in the news... God bless their souls #OmNamahShivaya And keep everyone safe."

13:51 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'This is devastating'

Sonali Kulkarni shared on Twitter, "This is devastating.. So young.. so spirited.. so loving.. so chilled out.. can’t forget his fabulous performance in Makarand Deshpande’s Ek Kadam Aagey and recent Bandish Bandits..what an actor..too soon Amit. too soon! #RIP #AmitMistry."

13:43 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'This is unbelievable'

Swanand Kirkire shared on Twitter, "Amit Mistry ? No ...this is unbelievable. He was an amazing Actor and a real happy soul."

13:43 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'The news of Amit Mistry’s demise is shocking'

Ritesh Sidhwani shared on Twitter, "The news of Amit Mistry’s demise is shocking! It’s terribly sad for such a fine person and an amazing actor to leave us so soon. May he rest in peace."

13:42 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Sharib Hashmi on Amit Mistry

The Family Man actor Sharib Hashmi shared on Twitter, "RIP Amit Mistry."

13:41 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'My heartfelt condolences'

Gautam Rode shared on Twitter, "RIP Amit Mistry. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends."

13:40 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'Such a lovely guy'

Tisca Chopra shared on Twiiter, “Such a lovely guy, totally chill.. deepest condolences to the family .. RIP #AmitMistry.”

13:39 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'We've lost a truly wonderful artist'

Vir Das, who had a show with Amit Mistry in the pipeline, shared on Twitter, "I was ready to start shooting a show that Amit Mistry is an integral part of. His talent, his insight were a thing to behold. We've lost a truly wonderful artist today. Rest in Peace."

13:36 (IST)23 Apr 2021
'This is no age to go Amit'

Film producer Ashoke Pandit is  'shattered' to know about the sudden death of Amit Mistry. He tweeted, "I am shattered. Can’t believe this. A dear friend, a brilliant actor on stage, tv & cinema Amit Mistry expired due to cardiac arrest today. This is no age to go Amit Speechless. My heartfelt condolences to his family. ॐ शान्ति!"

Amit Mistry was last seen in Amazon Prime Video's web series Bandish Bandits. He once shared that his attitude towards life is quite positive and he expresses his emotions through "music and humour". He told, "I like to live with this attitude when the going gets tough, you should not be bogged down by the difficulties and hold yourself in that situation. I think we become what we think. So, we should be mindful if we are having negative thoughts anf focus on positive thoughts. Nothing is life is permanent. We should be ever ready to face anything in life."

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