On Tuesday morning, veteran Marathi actor Pradeep Patwardhan died of a heart attack. He was well-known for his roles in movies like Chashme Bahaddar (2006) and Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy (2009). Patwardhan died in the comfort of his Girgaon, Mumbai, home when he was 65 years old.
A close friend of Patwardhan’s, actor Vijay Patkar, told people that the actor had a heart attack between 7 and 8 a.m. “Lavu Ka Laath” is the name of one project that these two have worked on together.
We have been friends for 38 years. We also worked in the same office at a bank, where we put on many one-act plays. I gave him acting roles whenever I could, either as a director or a producer. He was a good actor with a lot of skill. We had a great time together. I just lost a dear buddy. Patkar says, “He just called me up about eight days ago and said, “Let’s work together,” but that won’t happen.”
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, sent Patwardhan’s family his condolences and said that Marathi film has lost a “great talent” today.
Pradeep Patvardhan, a star of Marathi movies who always gave great performances and won people’s hearts, fell suddenly in a sad accident. “With his departure, the Marathi art world has lost a great artist,” the state’s chief minister wrote on Twitter in the official language of the country.
In a tweet called “Om Shanti Pradeep Patwardhan Heartfelt Tribute,” Renuka Shahane paid tribute to Pradeep Patwardhan.