Here's some devastating news coming in! Veteran actor Arun Bali passed away at 4.30 am today (October 7, 2022) in Mumbai. He was 79.
Bali's son Ankush told PTI that his father was suffering with Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease caused by communication failure between nerves and muscles, for which he was admitted to a hospital early this year.
Ankush told the news agency that his father was responding well to the treatment but passed away at around 4.30 am.
"My father left us. He was suffering from Myasthenia gravis. He had mood swings for two-three days. He told the caretaker he wanted to go to the washroom and after coming out he told him he wanted to sit down and he never got up then," he was quoted as saying by PTI.
Earlier, this year in February, Arun Bali was hospitalised for this rare neuromuscular disease. Speaking about the diagnosis, actress Nupur Alankar had told ETImes, "I was on call with Arun Bali sir when I sensed something is majorly wrong with his speech and pointed it out to him. After that I tried contacting his son Ankush, but couldn't get through. Then I called up Rajeev Menon who is Ankush's colleague and got his other number and I advised him to take Arun sir to the hospital immediately."
Arun Bali was a popular face in films and television shows. He made his debut in Bollywood with Akshay Kumar's Saugandh in 1991. Over the years, he went on to star in movies like Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Satya, 3 Idiots, Ready, Barfi!, PK, Baaghi, Kedarnath, Panipat, Samrat Prithviraj and Laal Singh Chaddha, to name a few. His last film, Amitabh Bachchan-Rashmika Mandanna starrer Goodbye hits the big screens today.
Speaking about his career on the small screen, Arun Bali is best known for shows like Swabhimaan, Aarohan, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, and many others.