Veteran actor A.K. Hangal is dead

August 26th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor A.K. Hangal passed away here Sunday after a prolonged illness aggravated by a recent hip fracture, his family said. Hangal was 96.

“He died around 9 a.m. He died following lung and kidney failure after he suffered a hip fracture,” his physician Koulsoum Hossein told IANS.

“It is a great shock and loss to his family, admirers and the entire film fraternity,” said a family member at the actor’s Santacruz residence.

According to a hospital official, Hangal was on life-support systems for the past few days but did not respond to treatment.

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