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Celebrities mourn Vikram Gokhale LIVE UPDATES: Amitabh Bachchan remembers the actor, says ‘artists of huge merit, leave us day by day’

Vikram Gokhale passes away LIVE UPDATES: Veteran film and theatre actor Vikram Gokhale passed away in Pune at the age of 77.

vikram gokhale deadVikram Gokhale passes away Live Updates: The veteran actor passed away in Pune. (Photo: Express Archives)

Veteran theatre and film actor Vikram Gokhale passed away on Saturday after multi-organ failure. The celebrated actor passed away in Pune at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. The actor had been hospitalised since November 5.

As per a statement by the hospital, his health started deteriorating on Saturday morning following which he was put on ventilator support. His remains will be taken to Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir and last rites will be performed at Vaikunth.

After reports started emerging on Wednesday night that Vikram Gokhale had passed away, a source close to the family told indianexpress.com, “Vikram Gokhale is extremely critical. He is fighting many health complications, he is not responding to treatment. Doctors treating him are trying their best, and until the doctors give any further instructions to the family, they’ll not be in the state to make any statement. Please don’t believe any rumours, please keep praying.”

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Celebrities are expressing their condolences over the demise of actor Vikram Gokhale.

17:50 (IST)27 Nov 2022
'A doyen of Marathi stage and Indian cinema'

Boman Irani tweeted, "A doyen of Marathi stage and Indian cinema. The master of the dramatic pause and the grandmaster of dialogue delivery…. #VikramGokhale is no more. Watching him on stage had life lessons. Rest in peace. Om Shanti 🙏🙏🙏."

16:24 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Nana Patekar remembers Vikram Gokhale

Actor Nana Patekar shared a note in Marathi for the late actor which translates as, "Vikram I always bow before you.....will be..There will be no artist and a man like you."

15:41 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Vikram Gokhale

Sachin Tendulkar shared on Twitter, "A veteran of the industry and one of the most versatile actors. My heartfelt tributes to Vikram Gokhale ji and condolences to his family. We shall all miss his presence on the big screen."

15:20 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Ali Asgar says 'alvida' to Vikram Gokhale

Ali Asgar took to Twitter to post, "Alvida Vikram Gokhale Sir 🙏 🤲 🙌 You will be missed Sir 💔 #rip #VikramGokhale Sir."

14:58 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Amitabh Bachchan remembers Vikram Gokhale

Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog to post on Sunday, "the days are lined with sadness .. friends and colleagues .. artists of huge merit , leave us day by day  .. and we listen see and pray .. 🙏 Tabassum .. Vikram Gokhle and some dear ones that are close and known ..they came to us in our lives .. they played their parts and left the stage empty forlorn and desolate by their absence .. Amitabh Bachchan."

10:52 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Vikram Gokhale (1945-2022): ‘Swabhiman in way he lived, worked’

Vikram Gokhale had started his acting journey on Marathi stage and was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for acting in theatre in 2011. His big-screen journey began in 1971 with Parwana, which also featured Amitabh Bachchan. The two developed a relationship of respect and long-lasting friendship, and went on to share the screen in Agneepath (1990), Khuda Gawah (1992) and AB Aani CD (2020).
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10:13 (IST)27 Nov 2022
When Vikram Gokhale revealed how Amitabh Bachchan’s letter helped him get a house in Mumbai

In an earlier interview, Vikram Gokhale had revealed that Amitabh Bachchan had once helped him in securing a roof over his head. He shared with The Times of India that at one point in his life, he was going through a “huge financial crunch and was looking for shelter in Mumbai.” When Big B got to know about the same, he wrote a letter to the then-Chief Minister of Maharashtra Manohar Joshi.
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09:44 (IST)27 Nov 2022
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08:51 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Darshan Kumar tweets his condolences
19:57 (IST)26 Nov 2022
'Thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement'

Kay Kay Menon remembered Vikram Gokhale and tweeted, "#VikramGokhale ji. Thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement! U shall always remain that Special actor with a Special place in our hearts! Om Shanti! Sadgati!"

19:50 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Abhishek Bachchan said Vikram Gokhale was a 'wonderful' actor

Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter and mourned the loss of Vikram Gokhale. He wrote, "Very sad to hear of the passing of Vikram Gokhle ji. A wonderful actor. Remember as a kid watching him work with my father in Agneepath and Khuda Gawah and loving his portrayal of Rajput Khan! My condolences to his family and his fans."

19:42 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Sachin Pilgaonkar remembers Vikram Gokhale
19:33 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Home Minister Amit Shah offers condolences

Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter, "Vikram Gokhale Ji was a very seasoned actor, his demise is deeply saddening. He left an indelible mark on the hearts of all cinema lovers. His work will always be remembered. My condolences to his family, friends and followers. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti."

19:21 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Sachin Tendulkar will miss Vikram Gokhale's presence on the big screen

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, "A veteran of the industry and one of the most versatile actors. My heartfelt tributes to Vikram Gokhale ji and condolences to his family. We shall all miss his presence on the big screen."

19:09 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Nimrat Kaur offers condolences

Nimrat Kaur tweeted, "Deepest condolences and prayers to the family and all his loved ones. #VikramGokhale ji’s immeasurable contribution to the world of art will be cherished forever. May he rest in peace and glory. #RIPVikramGokhale ji."

18:56 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Anil Kapoor said Vikram Gokhale's absence will be felt dearly

Anil Kapoor shared throwback pictures with Vikram Gokhale and said, "Immensely admired theatre & star actor in Marathi cinema…always looked forward to his performances in the films I have seen..his absence will be felt dearly…my heartfelt condolences to the family."

18:42 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Raveena Tandon condoles death

Raveena Tandon mourned Vikram Gokhale and wrote, 'Om shanti', with folded hands emoticon.

18:27 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Vikram Gokhale will be remembered for his interesting roles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, "Vikram Gokhale Ji was a creative and versatile actor. He will be remembered for many interesting roles in his long acting career. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti."

18:22 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Vikram Gokhale's funeral was held in Pune on November 26

Vikram Gokhale's family, friends and fans paid their last respects to the actor in Pune.

18:08 (IST)26 Nov 2022
Sonali Kulkarni mourned the loss of Vikram 'kaka'

Actor Sonali Kulkarni expressed her grief on Instagram and wrote, "Goodbye barrister, Alvida Vikram kaka".

Gokhale started his acting career on the Marathi stage and went on to work in various popular Hindi and Marathi films. He is fondly remembered for playing the patriarch in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. He also appeared in films like Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Mission Mangal, Aiyaary among many others. His popular Marathi films include Natsamrat, Lapandav, Kalat Nakalat, Vazir, Bala Gau Kashi Angar, Anumati, Mukta, Me Shivaji Park and AB Aani CD, among others. He made his directorial debut with the 2010 Marathi film Aaghaat.

Vikram Gokhale was honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011. He was awarded with the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2013 for his work in the Marathi film Anumati.

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First published on: 26-11-2022 at 14:59 IST
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