Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away on Thursday morning at around 7.45 am after a three-year long battle with kidney and lung cancer. He was 54. He made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with Bandit Queen and he was popular for his works in films like Peepli Live, Jolly LLB 2, Pan Singh Tomar, the Legend of Bhagat Singh and Slumdog Millionaire.
The actor was bed-ridden for past 10 months and was the worst crisis of his life. He had also sought help from fans and well wishers through a Facebook post to afford proper treatment for kidney and lung cancer. Though Haryana government offered Rs 5 lakh to the actor for his treatment, but he continued his Ayurvedic medicine and did not switch to allopathic treatment. His last rites will take place this evening.