Actor Arun Bali passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai
Legendary actor Arun Bali, who was suffering from neuromuscular problems, passed away at the age of 79 on October 7 in Mumbai, reported news agency ANI. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease caused by a failure of communication between nerves and muscles
He played King Boras in the 1991 period drama Chanakya, Kunwar Singh in the Doordarshan soap opera Swabiman, and Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, the Chief Minister of undivided Bengal in the 2000 controversial and critically acclaimed film Hey Ram.
Arun Bali is known for his “grandfather” roles like Harshvardhan Wadhwa’s in Kumkum and has won popular awards for it in the 2000s. Also a national award winning producer.
Bali was last seen in the Bollywood adaptation of Forest Gump-Lal Singh Chatta as an old man on a train on 11 August 2022.
In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times in February 2022, Bali’s son Ankush had mentioned that he did not want his father to die sitting at home. “I want him to work till his last breath as acting is his passion and brings him joy.” Ankush had mentioned.
Ankush’s father responded well to treatment but passed away around 4.30 am.
“My father has left us. He was suffering from myasthenia gravis. He was in a bad mood for two or three days. “He told the policeman that he wanted to go to the toilet and after coming out he said he wanted to sit down and then he didn’t get up,” he told news agency PTI.
Bally is known for acting in many films like ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Kedarnath’, ‘Panipat’.