Chandrashekhar of yesterday Bollywood died today. He was ninety-seven. He was best known in ‘Ramayan’ for playing Arya Sumant. The actor’s death was confirmed by Anil Gaikwad from CINTAA. He said he died today at 7 a.m. It is anticipated today that the funeral will take place.
Amit Behl, CINTAA Joint Secretary, said that, when contacted, “This is an enormous loss. Together with Asha Parekh, Mithunda, Amrish Puri, Amjad Khann and Ram Mohan, Chandrashekhar sir played an important role in bringing government land into our new building.
We were so keen to be present at the opening, but fate had other plans.” Ashok’s son Chandrashekar told ETimes, “Father died in sleep. He didn’t have any health problems. Last Thursday, he was in the hospital for a day. We brought him back home and, if necessary, kept all facilities available, including oxygen. Last night, he was all right. The end was quiet.
At Pawan Hans in Vile Parle today at 16:00, we plan to perform the last rites.” In about 250 films, the leading actor appeared. His first movie in 1953 as a hero was “Surang.” In films like ‘Gateway of India,’ ‘Fashion’ (1957), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), and many more, he tried characters as the supporting actor.
His hit musical ‘Cha Cha Cha’ (1964), which was Helen’s first leading film, also produced, directed and served as the lead hero. From 1985 to 1996, he served as president of the Association of Cinema Artists (CINTAA). He was TV actor Shakti Arora’s grandfather.
Shakti had a lovely image with him in 2019. He also wrote along with it a sweet title. He read in his post: “My grandfather is the best to smile. The #Chandrasheshekhar #Shekhar #nanaji #Humfilmihain #96andGodstrupp.”