Television actor Ashiesh Roy passes away
The Sasural Simar Ka actor died of kidney failure at his residence in Mumbai
Television actor Ashiesh Roy passed away in Mumbai early this morning. The Sasural Simar Ka actor died of kidney failure at his residence in Jogeshwari.
The actor's sister is reportedly on the way to Mumbai from Kolkata. His last rites are expected to be performed at around 7 pm today in the presence of a few close friends and relatives.
Ashiesh Roy was battling kidney related ailments for quite some time. His condition had become serious during lockdown and he was even thinking of shifting to Kolkata. He had even appealed to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood for help via a Facebook post in October.
Ashiesh Roy began his journey in television with the Rajit Kapoor-starring detective series Byomkesh Bakshi in 1997. He had appeared in several television shows thereafter, notably Sasural Simar Ka and Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.
He also appeared in Bollywood films like Shyam Benegal's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero and the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Raja Natwarlal, among others.
Mourning his demise, TV actor Ssumier S Pasricha posted on Facebook: "Ashiesh Roy Gone to soon... RIP chachu. Shocked. What a brilliant actor and human being you were."
Actor Jayati Bhatia posted on Facebook: "Ashiesh Roy, for the world you'll always be Bond...For me ...my Surendrabeta...RIP."
The actor was undergoing dialysis for kidney ailments and had even shared a photo from the hospital in May this year. He subsequently decided to sell his apartment in Mumbai and shift to Kolkata where his family resides. "Due to medical emergencies, I am forced to sell my house on an urgent basis," the actor had shared in a Facebook post on July 5.