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Marathi actor Ashwini Ekbote dies during performance in Pune

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

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’.


First published on: 22-10-2016 at 11:18:32 pm
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