Actor Mangal Dhillon loses battle with cancer at 48

Mangal Dhillon
Actor Mangal Dhillon. Photo: IMDb/IANS

Chandigarh: Famous Punjabi cine star, director, and producer Mangal Dhillon, who was battling cancer, sadly passed away in a hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. The 48-year-old actor, hailing from Faridkot in Punjab, had made a significant mark in the world of films and serials.

He worked in Doordarshan and radio plays, besides doing commercial voicing in New Delhi and Mumbai for a couple of years.

In 1987 he got the role of Lubhaya Ram in Ramesh Sippy's TV Serial 'Buniyaad', which laid his foundation in the Mumbai film and television industry.

After 'Buniyaad' he worked in almost 25-30 Hindi feature films and television serials, prominent amongst them were 'Yugandhar', 'Lakshman Rekha', 'Nishana', 'Vishvaatma', 'Khoon Bhari Mang' and 'Azad Desh Ke Ghulam', besides serials like 'Junoon', 'Panther', 'Ghutan', 'Kismat' and 'Noorjahaan'.

Saddened over Dhillon's demise, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal said that it is a big loss to the world of Indian cinema. "His captivating voice and theatrical displays will be missed by many. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and fans," he tweeted.
(With IANS inputs)

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