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Virrudh actor Amitabh Dayal dies of heart attack at 51

Amitabh Dayal has worked in films like Amitabh Bachchan's Virrudh (2005), Om Puri's Kagaar: Life on the Edge (2003) among others.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai |
Updated: February 2, 2022 10:50:00 am
Amitabh DayalAmitabh Dayal was 51. (Photos: Amitabh Dayal/Instagram)

Actor-filmmaker Amitabh Dayal, 51, has passed away following a massive heart attack, the actor’s wife, producer-filmmaker Mrinalini Patil, confirmed to indianexpress.com. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital.

Patil told indianexpress.com, “He passed away at 4.30 am today, he was in the hospital for the last few days after suffering a massive heart attack on January 17. He then tested positive for Covid-19 but later on also tested negative.”

“We will be doing his last rites in Mumbai. Amitabh’s family is from Chhattisgarh so we are waiting for his relatives to come in before the funeral,” she added.

 

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In his last post on Instagram Dayal had shared a video of himself from the hospital and wrote a motivational message about never giving up. He had written, “Never give up … god is waiting to give you the best keep fighting .love all A.D.”

Dayal has worked in films like Kagaar: Life on the Edge (2003) with Om Puri, Bhojpuri film Rangdari (2012) and Raj Babbar’s Dhuaan (2013), Amitabh Bachchan’s Virrudh (2005). He also worked on P. Akash’s Dillagi…Yeh Dillagi (2005), the film started Dharmendra, Rati Agnihotri and Kapil Dev, but never saw light of the day.

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Dayal is survived by his daughter and wife Mrinalini.

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