Veteran actor Arun Bali passes away at 79

Veteran actor Arun Bali, best known for his work on TV show Swabhimaan and blockbuster hit 3 Idiots , passed away on Friday morning at his residence in suburban Mumbai. He was 79

Veteran actor Arun Bali passes away at 79
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Veteran actor Arun Bali, best known for his work on TV show Swabhimaan and blockbuster hit 3 Idiots , passed away on Friday morning at his residence in suburban Mumbai. He was 79.

Bali's son Ankush said his father was suffering with Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease caused by communication failure between nerves and muscles, for which he was admitted to a hospital early this year.

Ankush said his father was responding well to the treatment but passed away at around 4.30 am.

My father left us. He was suffering from Myasthenia gravis. He had mood swings for two-three days. He told the caretaker he wanted to go to the washroom and after coming out he told him he wanted to sit down and he never got up then, he told PTI.


Bali made his acting debut with noted filmmaker Lekh Tandon's TV show Doosra Keval as superstar Shah Rukh Khan's uncle and went on to work in TV shows such as period drama Chanakya , Swabhimaan , Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand , Kumkum Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan , and P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke

Some of his popular films include Saugandh , Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman , Khalnayak , Satya , Hey Ram , Lage Raho Munna Bhai , 3 Idiots , Ready , Barfi , Manmarziyaan , Kedarnath , Samrat Prithviraj , and Laal Singh Chaddha

He also played the part of King Porus in the 1991 period drama Chanakya, Kunwar Singh in the Doordarshan soap opera Swabhimaan and the Chief Minister of undivided Bengal, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, in the controversial and critically acclaimed 2000 film Hey Ram.

His last film Goodbye , also featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna, released on Friday.

Bali is survived by a son and three daughters.

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