After a three-year long battle with lung and kidney cancer, Sitaram Panchal who was mostly known for his role in the movie ‘Peepli Live’ passed away on Thursday morning. He was 54.
According to an Indian Express report, a relative of Panchal said:
“Sitaram Panchal passed away this morning. He had breathing difficulties. He was not keeping well for a long time.”
On Monday, the actor also sought help from fans and well- wishers through a Facebook post which read.
“Bhaio meri help karo meri cancer se halat kharab hoti ja rahi hai apka kalakar bhai sitaram panchal,”
Panchal was seen first in the movie ‘Bandit Queen’ in the year 1994 and has several hit films to his credit, such as ‘Pan Singh Tomar’, ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire”, reports ANI.