Bollywood salutes A.K. Hangal

August 26th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Farhan Akhtar Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Bollywood Sunday mourned the death of the veteran A.K. Hangal, with Shabana Azmi saying that his passing away marked the end of an era.

Hangal died Sunday morning after a prolonged illness. He was 97. Celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief and sorrow. Among the reactions:

Shekhar Kapur: A.K. Hangal. Lifetime dedicated to the art of acting in theatre. Will always be remembered by his films.

Shabana Azmi: A.K. Hangal no more… An era comes to an end. Theatre and films were enriched by him.

Farhan Akhtar: A stalwart of Indian theatre and films is no more. RIP A.K. Hangal.

Anupam Kher: The Marathon Man of Hindi cinema reaches the final winning post. We will miss you Hangal saab. RIP.

Kunal Kohli: ‘Itna sannata kyon hai bhai’…RIP A.K. Hangal sir

Arshad Warsi: I had the pleasure of working with A.K. Hangal in “Tere Mere Sapne”, my first film… May his soul rest in peace.

Mahesh Bhatt: Adieux Hangal saab! What an innings!

Kunal Kemmu: I remember receiving the Balraj Sahani trophy at IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) from A.K. Hangal. RIP sir

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