Popular Punjabi actor-director and producer Mangal Dhillon passed away at 64 after battling cancer on Saturday evening. He breathed his last in Neelo Kalan village near Samrala, Ludhiana. He is survived by wife, son and a daughter.
Reportedly, he was admitted to a private hospital before his family took back home a few days ago. Also Read : Wait What! Is Sharry Maan Planning To Quit Singing?
In a 30-year- long career, Dhillon had worked in several Hindi and Punjabi daily soaps and films. He gained immense popularity for his roles in ‘Buniyaad’ and ‘Junoon’. In fact, he was honoured with Baba Farid Award by the Punjab government for his debut production movie, ‘Khalsa’.
His notable works in Bollywood movies include, ‘Train To Pakistan’, ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’, ‘Toofan’ and several others.
For the unversed, Dhillon was born in Wander Jattan village in Faridkot and later moved to Uttar Pradesh where his father owned agricultural land. He worked in theatre in Delhi and joined the Indian Theatre department at Panjab University, back in 1979. In 1980, he completed his post-graduate diploma course in acting. Also Read : It’s A Boy! Jassie Gill Welcomes His Second Child, Jazzwin Gill
The news of his demise sent shockwaves in the entire industry. Several celebrities took to their social media to mourn the loss.