Veteran actor Chandrakant Gokhale dead

June 20th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Pune, June 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Chandrakant Gokhale, who was suffering from cancer, died in a private hospital here Friday. He was 87. A doctor at Joshi Hospital, where Gokhale had been undergoing treatment, said the actor died at 8.45 a.m.

She added that Gokhale’s daughter Aparajita Munje and friend Chittaranjan Kolhatkar, also a Marathi actor, were with him when he died. However, his son Vikram Gokhale, a leading character actor, was not in town.

Gokhale acted in 68 Marathi and 16 Hindi films besides 64 Marathi plays and several Marathi TV serials over a span of 75 years. He remained active despite illness and featured in this year’s award winning Marathi film “Walu”.

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