MUMBAI: Popular TV and film actor Abir Goswami, seen in serials such as Pyaar Ka Dard Hai and Kkusum, died of a heart attack at a gym in Mumbai on Friday. He was 38.
The actor was on the treadmill when he collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital around 1.50 pm but was brought dead, his colleagues said.
Sayantani Ghosh, who was to work with the actor in Bengali film Sakkhat, said she spoke to him over the phone at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.
“We were planning to go for a movie together and around 3 p.m. I got a call about his death. He was quite healthy and that’s what is more disturbing. It’s truly shocking,” she said.
Actress Smita Singh, who worked with Abir in Kkusum, was shocked when she first heard the news.
“It is true. He is no more. I am really shocked at the news. He was hardly 33 or 34 years old. He was working out in the gym and suddenly got a cardiac arrest,” Smita, who knew Abir since 2001, said.
Abir had also been a part of shows like Hotel Kingston, Kumkum, Choti Maa, Badalte Rishton Ki Daastan and Ghar Aaja Pardesi.
A day before his death, Abir had taken to Twitter to mourn the sudden demise of acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who also suffered a cardiac arrest on . He was 49.
“Rituda may ur soul RIP. I’m honoured to be touched by ur genius in this life,” Abir had tweeted.
Goswami also acted in Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly, slated to release soon.Read more at:http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/tv-actor-abir-goswami-dies-of-cardiac-arrest-in-mumbai-kkusum-pyaar-ka-dard-hai/1/277855.html