Dadasaheb Phalke award winner and veteran Punjabi actor Mehar Mittal has passed away in a hospital in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. His two daughters were by his side when he breathed his last.
The death of the popular comic actor comes days after false rumours of his passing away.
Sanjeev Gupta, Mehar Mittal’s grandson and an advocate in the Punjab and Haryana high court and was quoted by ‘The times of India’ as saying that Mehar Mittal was in coma for last few days. He suffered a stroke on Saturday morning which he couldn’t survive.
Mittal was born at Chugge village, near Bathinda, on October 24, 1935, where the actor had his schooling. Remembering his last meeting with the actor, his friend PD Goyal said that Mittal had stayed with him on September 25 and saw him off the next day after tha ctor attended a social gathering in his honour at DAV College and a Ru-B-Ru with students.
In his imitable way, the actor also rendered his popular dialogue “Uda doo tote pa du moshe” (will make parrots fly) , after being requested by students, Mittal added.
PD Goyal was two years junior to Mehar Mittal in the SSD School and both did their bachelors in law from Punjab University Chandigarh in 1963.