TV actor Anand Abhyankar, who had also acted in several Marathi and
Hindi movies, died in a car accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on
Sunday midnight. The Marathi star was returning to Mumbai after
attending the shooting for Mala Sasu Havi. In the
incident, his son Pratyush and his co-star Akshay Pendse also
passed away, while his wife was seriously injured.
Along with his son Pratyush, wife, and his co-star Akshay
Pendse, Anand Abhyankar was travelling in his Maruthi Wagon R, when
a Tempo, which was coming from Mumbai, hit the divider and rammed
in to his car. Anand Abhyankar and Akshay Pendse were announced
dead on the spot, while his son, who was seriously injured,
breathed his last during the treatment at the Lokmanya Hospital.
His wife, who is also seriously injured, is undergoing
Anand Abhyankar was a popular Marathi actor and he had entered
TV industry with serial Vaastav: The Reality in 1999.
Later, he had acted in more than 15 Hindi TV serials. Jis Desh
Mein Ganga Rehta Hain, Pappu Can't Dance Saala and
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah are few of the well-known
soaps in which he had appeared. The sudden death of Anand Abhyankar
has shocked many TV viewers.
We, at Oneindia, offer our heart-felt condolences to Anand
Abhyankar's family. May his departed soul rest in peace.