Sasural Simar Ka Actor Ashiesh Roy, who had been hospitalised some time back, has passed away, as per a report by Mumbai Mirror. Confirming the news, Amit Behl, senior joint secretary of CINTAA, said that Roy was suffering from kidney ailment and passed away at his house on Monday (23 November).
Mourning his demise, senior actor Tina Ghai told the publication everyone is in shock. "We are grief stricken. We have informed the zonal heads at CINTAA. There is some problem acquiring the death certificate as Ashiesh Roy passed away at his home".
Ashiesh's sister is arriving from Kolkata and the funeral will reportedly take place in the evening on Tuesday, 24 November.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter to mourn his demise.
The veteran actor had been suffering for quite some time. He had requested people to help him financially some time back. However, Roy had to be discharged from the hospital as he couldn't pay his bills.
Ashiesh Roy had put up a Facebook post earlier this year, requesting his friends and followers to help him continue his treatment. Through his friend Sooraj Thapar, he had also tried to get in touch with Salman Khan.
The 54-year-old actor had been a part of shows such as Sasural Simar Ka, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, Mere Angne Mein and Byomkesh Bakshi, among others.
(With inputs from Mumbai Mirror)
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