The Bollywood industry was struck with sorrow on Monday as veteran actor Pankaj Tripathi’s father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari, passed away at the age of 99. The news elicited heartfelt condolences from Pankaj’s co-star Akshay Kumar, who expressed the irreplaceable void that losing parents brings.
Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Akshay Kumar conveyed his condolences in Hindi, sharing his deep sadness at the passing of his colleague and friend Pankaj Tripathi’s father. Akshay emphasized the irreplaceable role parents hold in one’s life and prayed for Pandit Banaras Tiwari’s soul to find eternal peace.
Pandit Banaras Tiwari’s demise was confirmed by Pankaj Tripathi and his family. At the age of 99, he concluded a life lived to the fullest. The family shared that his last rites would be conducted within the close circle of loved ones. Pankaj was en route to his village in Gopalganj to perform the final rites.
Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar’s professional journey has seen them collaborate in movies like “Bachchhan Paandey” and the recent hit drama “OMG 2.” The latter film, directed by Amit Rai, has achieved remarkable success, entering the coveted Rs 100 crore club. Their on-screen chemistry and performances have resonated with audiences.”OMG 2″ continues to dominate the box office, recently achieving a significant milestone by surpassing Rs 100 crore in total India collections. The film’s performance in its second weekend, despite facing competition from other releases, including “Gadar 2,” has been applauded by trade analysts.
The demise of Pandit Banaras Tiwari is a somber moment for Pankaj Tripathi’s family and the Bollywood fraternity. Akshay Kumar’s words reflect the sentiment of many, acknowledging the profound impact parents have on our lives. As “OMG 2” attains remarkable success, it serves as a testament to the actors’ talent and the movie’s popularity among the audience.
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