Popularly known as AK Hangal, Avtar Kishan made his debut in Hindi cinema at the age of 50 in Basu Bhattacharya`s ‘Teesri Kasam’ in 1966 and since then, played a number of memorable characters.
Hangal, who was admitted to the Asha Parekh hospital in Mumbai, almost a week back, had suffered fracture of the right thigh bone after he slipped in the bathroom and had been ailing for the past few years.
Members of the Hindi film fraternity took to Twitter to pay adieu to the ‘wise old man’. Here’s taking a look at what they had to say:
Shabana Azmi: Ak Hangal no more. Funeral at 1pm near Pavan Hans opp Nanavati hospital. An era comes to an end. Theatre and film were enriched by him
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur: AK Hangal. Lifetime dedicated 2 d art of acting in theatre. Will always b remembered by his films
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt: Adieux Hangal Saab! What an innings !! !
Actor Arshad Warsi: I had the pleasure of working with A K Hangal in "Tere Mere Sapne" my first film.... May his soul rest in peace....
Actor Ranvir Shorey: A K Hangal, RIP. #respect
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli: Itna Sannata Kyon Hai Bhai ...... RIP A K Hangal Sir