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Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar, known for playing Khopdi in Nukkad, passes away at the 71

New Delhi: Sad news came out from the film industry on Tuesday. Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar has passed away at the age of 71. According to the report, the veteran actor witnessed some problems breathing on Tuesday after which he went to sleep and then started fainting. He was then rushed to the hospital and was admitted to the ICU. He was later put on a ventilator and then the heart stopped supporting. He died in the early morning after multiple organ failures.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Sad news came out from the film industry on Tuesday. Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar has passed away at the age of 71. According to the report, the veteran actor witnessed some problems breathing on Tuesday after which he went to sleep and then started fainting. He was then rushed to the hospital and was admitted to the ICU. He was later put on a ventilator and then the heart stopped supporting. He died in the early morning after multiple organ failures.

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Sameer Khakhar, who became popular by playing the role of Skull in Doordarshan’s popular serial ‘Nukkad’, has passed away. Recently the death of Satish Kaushik has given a big shock to the film industry. In such a situation, there is a wave of grief in the industry due to the news of Sameer Khakhar’s death.

Sameer Khakhar won the hearts of the audience by playing small roles. After a while, he said goodbye to Hindi cinema and shifted to America. Sameer Khakhar was a popular actor of the 90s and left acting when he moved to the US in 1996. He has appeared in many films like ‘Pushpak’, ‘Shahenshah’, ‘Rakhwala’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘Raja Babu’.

Sameer Khakar’s funeral took place at Babhai Naka Crematorium in Borivali. He is survived by his wife. Recently, he was seen in Amazon Prime Video’s Farzi, Zee5’s Sunflower and Sudhir Mishra’s Serious Men.

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