Actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi, who starred in several films such as Koi Mil Gaya and Satya, died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital. His son-in-law Ashish Chaturvedi confirmed the news by sharing a message on Facebook on Thursday morning.
Ashish dropped a series of photos of the late actor. He wrote in Hindi: “Aap duniya ke sabse ache pita the, aapne mujhe dhamaad nhi balki ek bete ki tara prem diya. Bhagwan aapki aatma ko shanti pradan kare (You were the best father in the world. You poured love on me, not like a son-in-law, but like a son. May God rest your soul in peace).’
Experienced theater actor Anil Rastogi, who worked with Mithilesh in several plays at the Darpan Theater Group in Lucknow, also confirmed his death. “He was admitted there for the past few days after suffering a heart attack,” Anil told Hindustan Times. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to his Instagram Stories and shared the news. He dropped a photo of Mithilesh and wrote, “RIP Mithileshji.”
Mithilesh worked in several films including Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Asoka, Ready, Mohalla Assi and Krrish. He was also part of the web series including Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
He started his career with the film Bhai Bhai in 1997. He has also appeared in Taal (1999), Fiza (2000), Aks (2001), Kisna: The Warrior Poet and Bunty Aur Babli (2005), among others. He was also part of the TV series Kayamat and Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka.
Fans also expressed their condolences. “The well-known theater and film actor #MithileshChaturvedi passes away after a heart condition. May his deceased soul rest in peace,” a social media user tweeted. “Sad news, rest in peace sir,” wrote another.
Mithilesh was also a part of YouTuber Bhuvan Bam’s Disney Hotstar series Taaza Khabar. Taaza Khabar, directed by Himank Gaur, is currently in production. The show also stars Shriya Pilgaonkar, JD Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani, Prathmesh Parab, Nitya Mathur and Shilpa Shukla.