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Classic Nukkad Fame Sameer Khakhar Dies At The Age Of 71

Ganesh, the actor’s brother, confirmed the news. He informed the media that Sameer passed away from the failure of multiple organs…

Sameer Khakhar Dies at the age of 71

Veteran actor Sameer Khakhar passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 71.

The actor was famously known for his role as ‘Khopdi’ in the 1980s classic Nukkad. He was also featured in ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’, and ‘Adaalat’. Khakhar played vital roles in films, including ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, ‘Jai Ho’, and ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’. Recently, the actor appeared in the Prime Video series ‘Farzi’.

Cause of Sameer Khakhar’s Death

Ganesh, the actor’s brother, confirmed the news to the media that Sameer passed away from the failure of multiple organs. Khakhar’s brother stated,” we called the doctor’s home and he asked to get him admitted. So we took him to the hospital and he was admitted to the ICU. He then had multiple organ failures and today at 4:30 am he passed away,” 

The actor was admitted to MM Hospital in Borivali in suburban Mumbai. Khakhar’s last rites were conducted at a crematorium in Borivali in the presence of his family and friends.

Celeb’s responses to the actor’s sudden demise

 Parineeti Chopra shared a picture on her Instagram handle, she wrote, “An absolute legend and my favorite co-star. Your love, wisdom, and humor made Hasee Toh Phasee and Meri Pyari Bindu my most special. Will never forget your laugh, your straight-faced jokes, and most importantly, the invaluable life lessons. Goodbye Sammer Sir will never forget you,”


Rajkummar Rao expressed his grief by sharing a picture on his Instagram story, “Rest in Peace Sir. ”

Actor Suzanne Bernet tweeted, “Hearing the sad news, all the memories of shooting for Sanskaar Laxmi show with Sameer come rushing back…Gentle, sweet soul. #sameerkhan

Director duo Raj and DK shared and penned a long note, “Khopdi from Nukkad had made such an impact on us as kids! He was different and quirky. He was inebriated but always spoke the truth. Then decades later we read his interview, where he mentioned how he longed to get back in front of the camera. And we jumped to get him to do a cameo in #Farzi. The original plan and improvement were intact! With each take, he tried to do something fun. Just the outtakes were so hilarious.

We were lucky to have worked with this maverick actor, even if for one day! May his soul rest in peace! Always in our hearts #Sameerkhakhar.”