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 treatment.
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.