Amitabh Dayal has worked in films like Amitabh Bachchan’s Virrudh (2005), Om Puri’s Kagaar: Life on the Edge (2003) among others.
Actor-filmmaker Amitabh Dayal, 51, has passed away following a massive heart attack, the actor’s wife, producer-filmmaker Mrinalini Patil, confirmed to indianexpress.com. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital.
Patil told indianexpress.com, “He passed away at 4.30 am today, he was in the hospital for the last few days after suffering a massive heart attack on January 17. He then tested positive for Covid-19 but later on also tested negative.”
“We will be doing his last rites in Mumbai. Amitabh’s family is from Chhattisgarh so we are waiting for his relatives to come in before the funeral,” she added.
In his last post on Instagram Dayal had shared a video of himself from the hospital and wrote a motivational message about never giving up. He had written, “Never give up … god is waiting to give you the best, keep fighting .love all A.D.”
Dayal has worked in films like Kagaar: Life on the Edge (2003) with Om Puri, Bhojpuri film Rangdari (2012) and Raj Babbar’s Dhuaan (2013), Amitabh Bachchan’s Virrudh (2005). He also worked on P. Akash’s Dillagi…Yeh Dillagi (2005), the film starring Dharmendra, Rati Agnihotri and Kapil Dev, but never saw light of the day.
Dayal is survived by his daughter and wife Mrinalini.
Bollywood actor and filmmaker Amitabh Dayal passed away today. The actor, who was 51, breathed his last after suffering a major heart attack. He is survived by his wife Mrinali Patil and daughter.
Amitabh’s wife Mrinalini confirmed the sad news to a news portal. After suffering a massive cardiac arrest on January 17, he was admitted to the hospital. Reportedly he then tested positive for Covid-19 but later on also tested negative He passed away at 4.30 am today.
Mrinalini shared that his last rites would be held in Mumbai, and they are waiting for her late husband’s family members to arrive from Chattisgarh.
Dayal has been part of notable films like ‘Kagaar: Life on the Edge ‘ with Om Puri, and Raj Babbar’s Dhuaan (2013). Back in 2005, he had also worked with Big B for ‘Virrudh’.