Veteran actor Arun Bali, best known for his roles in blockbuster films including 3 Idiots, PK, and Samrat Prithviraj, passed away on Friday morning at his home in suburban Mumbai. He was 79. Ankush, Bali’s son, stated his father suffered from Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune illness caused by a communication breakdown between nerves and muscles, for which he was hospitalised earlier this year.
Ankush also said that his father was responding well to the treatment but died at about 4.30 a.m.
“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 as superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s uncle in popular filmmaker Lekh Tandon’s TV serial ‘Doosra Keval.’ Some of his well-known films are ‘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’.
His most recent film, ‘Goodbye,’ which also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna, was released on Friday. Bali leaves behind a son and three daughters.
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