Versatile Hindi and Marathi actor also a great comedian Ajay Wadhavkar passed away. The veteran actor, who got popular with Ganpat Hawaldar with DD's Nukkad, was suffering from diabetes and throat cancer from long time. The actor passed away on Friday (27 February), around 1 pm. He was under treatment at Nanavati hospital in Mumbai.
When Ajay was facing a financial crisis, Bollywood's comedian-actor Johnny Lever had lent him his support. Along with his friend Suresh Bhagwat, Shiv Sena had also donated some money for his treatment. Though the actor was seen in famous movies and serial, he didn't have any assignments after Pavitra Rishta and failed to manage his career and finances.
Usha Nadkarni, who was seen opposite Ajay in Pavitra Rishta confirmed the news. She was quoted by TOI as saying, "Yes, I got the news today. He was not keeping well since quite some time. When we shot for the last episode of Pavitra Rishta, I enquired about him and got to know that he was unwell. Since then I was in constant touch with him and his family. But I got busy lately due to the outdoor shoots and today I got this news that he is no more."
The actor was last seen in Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta, where he was seen playing the role of Sushant Singh Rajput's (Manav) baba (Damodar Rao Deshmukh) in the serial. He was also seen in films like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Yes Boss and English Babu Desi Mem.