Actor Ashraful Haque died of a prolonged illness in Mumbai on February 17. He was in his 40s.
Mr Haque last played a villager pleading for police help in searching for a lost buffalo in a soft drink commercial currently airing on TV.
Mr Haque, an alumnus of the National School of Drama, is also a familiar face from the big screen, with roles in films like Company, Paan Singh Tomar and Fukrey.
Bollywood actor Ashraful Haqueâ€˜s close friend and director Anurag Kashyap says that now their priority is to take care of the late actorâ€™s wife and nine-year-old son. Ashraf-ul-Haq passed away on Tuesday (February 17) following prolonged illness.
Anurag Kashyap, who is himself father of a daughter, told Mumbai Mirror: â€œHe was one of my closest friends and we knew each other since our struggling days. From my TV show to short-films to features, I worked with him quite often as he was a terrific actor. I was aware of his illness and we knew that his health was fast deteriorating. We were all there for him and itâ€™s truly tragic that he had to depart so soon. Our priority now is to take care of his 9-year-old son.â€
The sudden demise of the actor came as a shock to the film industry. He was suffering from a rare disorder called Myelodysplastic Syndrome and was on a verge of recovering from the disease. A graduate from the National School of Drama, he was seen in movies like â€˜Fukreyâ€™, â€˜Delhi Bellyâ€™, â€˜Paan Singh Tomarâ€™, â€˜Companyâ€™ and â€˜Black Fridayâ€™.
Ashraf had acted in more than 30 plays and 30 movies and was recently seen in a mangro drink.
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