Arun Bali made his acting debut with noted filmmaker Lekh Tandon’s TV show “Doosra Keval” as superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s uncle and went on to work in TV shows such as period drama “Chanakya”, “Swabhimaan”, “Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand”, “Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan”, and “P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke”.
Veteran actor Arun Bali passed away at the age of 79 years in Mumbai. Best known for his work on TV show ‘Swabhimaan’ and blockbuster hit ‘3 Idiots’, died on Friday morning at his residence in suburban Mumbai. Bali’s son Ankush said his father was suffering with 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. As the news hit Bollywood, actors including Abhishek Bachchan, Neena Gupta and singer Guru Randhawa mourned the demise of Bali.
Taking to Instagram, Neena shared a post which she captioned, “Goodbye #ArunBali. My first day of shoot on the Parampara series set years ago with Arun Bali. So glad we got to shoot recently for Goodbye.” In the picture, the ‘Badhaai Ho’ actor could be seen sitting alongside veteran actor Arun Bali dressed up as a priest.
Rashmika Mandanna also shared a picture of the late actor on his Instagram stories and wrote, ‘Truly saddened’ along with a broken heart emoji.
Disheartened over the news, actor Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Very sad to hear of the passing of Arun Bali Ji. A wonderfully warm and loving man. Had the pleasure to share screen space with him on several film. My condolences to his family. Om shanti.”
Singer Guru Randhawa shared a post on his Instagram stories which he captioned, “Rest in peace sir.”
Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani tweeted, “”Terrible sad news about the passing of Arun Bali sir. Had the wonderful fortune of working with him in #POWBandiYuddhKe Always a smile on his calm and peaceful face. #RIP #ArunBali”
Bali made his acting debut with noted filmmaker Lekh Tandon’s TV show “Doosra Keval” as superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s uncle and went on to work in TV shows such as period drama “Chanakya”, “Swabhimaan”, “Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand”, “Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan”, and “P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke”. ALSO READ: Arun Bali Dies at 79: Veteran film & TV actor who last appeared in Laal Singh Chaddha passes away in Mumbai
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 film “Goodbye”, also featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna, released on Friday. ALSO READ: GoodBye Review, Twitter Reaction: Netizens call it warm hug from Amitabh Bachchan, Rashmika Mandanna
Bali is survived by a son and three daughters. His last rites will be performed on Saturday.
Arun Bali passes away at 79; Neena Gupta pens heartfelt note for Goodbye co-star
On Friday, veteran actor Arun Bali passed away at the age of 79. The late actor was best known for his work in films including 3 Idiots, Panipat, and Laal Singh Chaddha, among other titles. He was last seen in Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna-led film Goodbye. Now, actress Neena Gupta shared a heartfelt note for her co-star.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Neena Gupta shared an old photo of herself alongside late actor Arun Bali from the set of Parampara. The two worked together on the TV show. Her note read, “My first day of shoot on the Parampara series set years ago with Arun Bali. So glad we got to shoot recently for Goodbye.”
Who was Arun Bali?
The veteran actor Arun Bali popular for his grandfatherly role passed away on Friday morning. His family members addressing the media told that the national award-winning producer and actor was suffering from a rare autoimmune disorder. Read to know more about his early life, career, achievements, and more.
The Indian actor Arun Bali who has worked in various films and television series left for his heavenly abode Friday morning. The 79-year-old veteran actor made his debut in the entertainment industry with the period drama Chanakya in 1991. According to reports, the versatile performer was diagnosed with a rare long-term neuromuscular disease Myasthenia Gravis.
Arun Bali was born on 23 December 1942 in Lahore, Pakistan. He belonged to Punjabi Muhiyal (Brahmin) family. The legendary actor made his first debut with filmmaker Lekh Tandon’s show Doosra Kewal which also starred Shah Rukh Khan, which was later got followed by the role of Kunwar Singh in the Doordarshan soap opera Swabhimaan and the Chief Minister of undivided Bengal, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, in 2000 film Hey Ram, Maryada, Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand, Maayka, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, Swabhimaan, Neem Ka Ped and POW Bandi Yudh Ke among many others.
The 79-year-old actor was married to Prakash Bali and had four children. He has three daughters Itishri Bali, Pragati Bali, Stuti Bali Sachdeva, and a son named Ankush Bali.
What is the cause of his death?
In a conversation with the media, the late actor’s son Ankush Bali mentioned his father’s suffering. He told that his father was suffering from a rare autoimmune disorder Myasthenia gravis. Myasthenia gravis is basically a type of autoimmune disorder that happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy and active tissue.
Arun Bali was admitted early this year due to lack of communication, as in this disease the body produces antibodies that block the muscle cells from receiving messages from the nerve cells. Ankush further added, the veteran actor was being receptive to the medicine but suddenly his condition got critical and he passed.
Films and Serials
The multi-talented actor has done 40+ films and 25+ serials in his life. He became famous for his roles in 3 Idiots, Kedarnath, Panipat, Hey Ram, Dand Nayak, Ready, Zameen, Policewala Gunda, Phool Aur Angaar, and Raam Jane, among many other films. However, the actor became popular for his elderly characters like that of Harshvardhan Wadhwa in Kumkum and also garnered many awards for the same. He also bagged National Awards for his own produced films.
Coincidentally, 7th October is the same day when his fans and well-wishers can enjoy his last Bollywood film ‘Goodbye’.