Actor Amit Mistry died on Friday after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Mumbai. He was 47 years old. The actor, who made his name in the Gujarati theater circuit, has gone on to perform memorable roles in Bollywood films including Kya Kehna, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, 99, Shor In The City, Yamla Pagla Deewana and A Gentleman as well as TV and OTT shows. Tenali Rama, Ssshhh… Koi Hai, Maddam Sir and Shubh Mangal Savadhan were among his top shows.
Amit’s manager, Maharshi Desai, confirmed the news of his death to indianexpress.com. “I spoke to Amit’s mother. It is true that he is no more. He died after suffering massive cardiac arrest this morning. He was at home in Andheri, Mumbai with his parents and died instantly, before they could get help, ”said the director.
His untimely death shocked his colleagues, friends and fans. The Indian Film TV Producers Council expressed condolences on his death on Twitter.
Actors Karanvir Bohra, Karan V Grover, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sumeet Vyas, Kubbra Sait, Rajesh Tailang, Cyrus Sahukar, Rajesh Tailang and many more offered their condolences on social media. Filmmaking duo Raj and DK said they were “ devastated ” to learn of Mistry’s death. The duo tweeted: “Devastated that Amit Mistry is no more! He was very special to us! Kuber (99), Tipu (SITC), Jignesh (A Gentleman), Prakha and Pandit (current series)… in each of our scripts, we unconsciously wrote a part for him. Sorry! Every time we write a script we will miss it :(. “
They added, “Amit was incredibly spiritual and our last discussion was about relationships and careers and their impact on a man… prophetically, he said, they could make or break a person. Times are so terribly bad that it hurts the best of us. Rest in peace, Amit.