Legend actor Arun Bali passed away at the age of 79 in Mumbai on Friday. The actor was last seen in Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer Laal Singh Chaddha. Born on December 23, 1942, in Lahore, Pakistan, Bali impressed everyone with his acting in Hindi, Telugu, and Punjabi films as well as several TV shows. Arun Bali appeared in movies such as 3 idiots, Kedarnath and Panipat. He portrayed King Porus in the 1991 historical drama Chanakya. He then played the character of Kunwar Singh in Doordarshan’s very popular show Swabhimaan.
Arun Bali made his TV debut in the year 1989 with Doosra Kewal. The same year, he was also seen in Phir Wahi Talaash. Bali’s son Ankush said his father was suffering from Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease caused by a communication failure between nerves and muscles, for which he was admitted to a hospital early this year.
Ankush said 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 told PTI.
Some of his popular films include Saugandh, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Khalnayak, Satya, Hey Ram, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, Ready, Barfi, Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath, Samrat Prithviraj, and Laal Singh Chaddha.
His last film Goodbye, also featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna was released on 7 October 2022, Friday.