Marathi actor Nilu Phule passes away

July 13th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Pune, July 13 (ANI): Noted Marathi film and stage actor Nilu Phule passed away at a hospital here on Sunday night.

Phule was suffering from cancer.

The 77-year-old Phule is survived by his wife and a daughter.Born in Pune in 1931, Phule made a mark in theatre and both Marathi and Hindi films.

His role as a corrupt politician in Jabbar Patel’s Marathi film ‘Saamna’ and a similar negative role in Mahesh Bhatt’s Hindi film ‘Saransh’, are memorable among several others.

Phule was associated with progressive, social movements in Maharashtra from his childhood.. He was a dedicated follower of the late socialist leader Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. (ANI)

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