Who was Sitaram Panchal? The tragic story of actor who died

10-Aug-2017
  • <p><span>Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal (centre) passed away today. In picture:&nbsp;Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh.&nbsp;</span>Picture courtesy: Rishabh Panchal's Facebook account</p>

    Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal (centre) passed away today. In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh. Picture courtesy: Rishabh Panchal's Facebook account

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  • <p><span>Sitaram Panchal died after battling cancer for three years. In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh. All pictures courtesy: Sitaram Panchal's Facebook account</span></p>

    Sitaram Panchal died after battling cancer for three years. In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh. All pictures courtesy: Sitaram Panchal's Facebook account

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal was 54 years old. In picture:&nbsp;Sitaram Panchal (third from right) with Aamir Khan at a 'Peepli Live' event</p>

    Sitaram Panchal was 54 years old. In picture: Sitaram Panchal (third from right) with Aamir Khan at a 'Peepli Live' event

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  • <p><span>According to reports, Sitaram Panchal&nbsp;was complaining of breathlessness this morning.&nbsp;In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh</span></p>

    According to reports, Sitaram Panchal was complaining of breathlessness this morning. In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal&nbsp;was rushed to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness. In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh</p>

    Sitaram Panchal was rushed to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness. In picture: Sitaram Panchal with his wife Uma and son Rishabh

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal&nbsp;<span>passed away at around 7.45 am this morning</span></p>

    Sitaram Panchal passed away at around 7.45 am this morning

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal's last rites will be held today</p>

    Sitaram Panchal's last rites will be held today

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal was suffering from cancer</p>

    Sitaram Panchal was suffering from cancer

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal battled lung and kidney cancer for last three years</p>

    Sitaram Panchal battled lung and kidney cancer for last three years

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  • <p><span>Sitaram Panchal was also having a financial crisis</span></p>

    Sitaram Panchal was also having a financial crisis

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  • <p><span>In July, Sitaram Panchal took to Facebook to seek financial help</span></p>

    In July, Sitaram Panchal took to Facebook to seek financial help

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal had been bedridden for the past 10 months</p>

    Sitaram Panchal had been bedridden for the past 10 months

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal made his Bollywood debut with 'Bandit Queen' in 1994</p>

    Sitaram Panchal made his Bollywood debut with 'Bandit Queen' in 1994

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal has worked with several A-listers in his career</p>

    Sitaram Panchal has worked with several A-listers in his career

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal worked in Aamir Khan's production 'Peepli Live'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal worked in Aamir Khan's production 'Peepli Live'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal played the role of&nbsp;Bhai Thakur in 'Peepli Live'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal played the role of Bhai Thakur in 'Peepli Live'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal was also seen in 'Slumdog Millionaire'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal was also seen in 'Slumdog Millionaire'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal with wife Uma</p>

    Sitaram Panchal with wife Uma

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal played the role of a dance teacher in 'Slumdog Millionaire'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal played the role of a dance teacher in 'Slumdog Millionaire'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal with wife Uma</p>

    Sitaram Panchal with wife Uma

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal has also acted with Ajay Devgn in 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal has also acted with Ajay Devgn in 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal essayed the character of Lala Lajpat Rai&nbsp;in 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal essayed the character of Lala Lajpat Rai in 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal has also acted in TV show 'Ek Ghar Banaunga'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal has also acted in TV show 'Ek Ghar Banaunga'

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal's cancer was detected in January 2014</p>

    Sitaram Panchal's cancer was detected in January 2014

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal was undergoing Ayurvedic treatment</p>

    Sitaram Panchal was undergoing Ayurvedic treatment

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  • <p>According to reports, Sitaram Panchal's condition worsened after he started taking&nbsp;homoeopathic medicines.&nbsp;</p>

    According to reports, Sitaram Panchal's condition worsened after he started taking homoeopathic medicines. 

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  • <p>Cine &amp; TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) had also urged everyone to help the ailing actor by sharing a message on their Facebook account</p>

    Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) had also urged everyone to help the ailing actor by sharing a message on their Facebook account

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  • <p>Sitaram Panchal was&nbsp;last seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Jolly LLB 2'</p>

    Sitaram Panchal was last seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Jolly LLB 2'

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