Nagpur: Actor-activist Vira Sathidar, champion known for featuring successful the National Award-winning movie "Court", died connected Tuesday owed to COVID-19 related complications.
Vira Sathidar, 62, was undergoing attraction astatine AIIMS Nagpur after helium contracted the coronavirus.
A infirmary authoritative said that the histrion was admitted to the aesculapian installation past week and passed distant astatine 3.42 AM connected Tuesday owed to abrupt cardiorespiratory apprehension successful COVID-19 pneumonia with respiratory failure.
Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane, who directed Sathidar successful the acclaimed 2014 movie "Court", said the histrion was connected enactment connected beingness enactment station his hospitalisation.
"He had COVID-19 and was enactment connected ventilator. It's an highly unfortunate news. It is yet to descend in," Tamhane told PTI.
Sathidar roseate to prominence aft playing the relation of protestation vocalist Narayan Kamble successful "Court", who is accused of encouraging a manhole idiosyncratic to perpetrate termination done 1 of his people songs.
Tamhane said the quality of Sathidar's demise has travel arsenic a "huge shock" to him.
"He was not lone an actor, activistic and a writer but besides 1 of the nicest quality beings I've met. I inactive can't process it. He was a fantastic idiosyncratic and I tin present lone deliberation of the clip we spent making 'Court,'" the manager added.
Apart from "Court", which was India's authoritative introduction to Oscars successful 2016, Sathidar went connected to diagnostic successful 2 much abbreviated films.