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AK Hangal: 10 film scenes to remember him by


Last Updated: August 26, 2012, 12:56 IST

AK Hangal: 10  film scenes to remember him by

Watch 'Itna sannata kyun hai bhai?', and more iconic scenes featuring actor AK Hangal who passed away at age 96.

Mumbai: Veteran actor AK Hangal was admitted to the Asha Parekh hospital in Santa Cruz in suburban Mumbai on August 16 as he had suffered a fracture on his thigh bone and had been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.

He was put on life support and was too weak to be operated on. "He is on life support system. One of his lungs is not functioning. He is also having respiratory problems," said Dr Vinod Khanna, Orthopaedic surgeon at Asha Parekh hospital.

Hangal had participated in the country's freedom struggle before he joined the Hindi film industry. He was active in filmdom since 1967 and played on-screen father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to many top notch Bollywood actors. He has acted in over 200 films which included Sholay, Bawarchi, Aaina, Namak Haram and Lagaan. Recently, he was seen in a TV show called Madhubala.

The Hangals were in a dire state before the film industry chipped in with funds after news of the veteran actor's failing health broke out last year. Soon after, industry insiders took to social media to garner funds and support for the ailing actor.


first published:August 26, 2012, 12:56 IST
last updated:August 26, 2012, 12:56 IST