Veteran Marathi actor Ramchandra Dhumal passed away in Pune on Monday, May 25. He was 71 years old and had been unwell for a long time.
Born in 1949, Dhumal acted in over 100 films including Fandry, Khwada, Sairat, Mhorakya, Chatrapati Shashan etc. and has left a lasting impact in the minds and hearts of the viewers.
In Netflix's original webseries 'Sacred Games', the actor played the role of Ganesh Gaitonde's (Nawazuddin Siddiqui's) father.
Ramchandra Dhumal was lovingly called 'Dhumal kaka (Dhumal uncle)' by those in the film industry.
"Versatile marathi and hindi actor Ramchandra Dhumal passed away today.They worked in superhit marathi films like khwada,sairat,fandry and many more 100 films.Recently they worked in #SacredGames with @anuragkashyap72 @VikramMotwane @SaifOnline @NetflixIndia," tweeted Director-Producer Suraj Dalvi.
"Uncle Dhumal never thought about how long his role is in the film, how much honorarium he will get. In 2007, in 'Urus' he had a small role in the film. Uncle Dhumal came to Alibag from Pune. No complaints. Since then, I know him ...His roles in 'Jai Shankar', 'Mhais' were also not very big. But uncle is always good at work, 'said film distributor Shekhar Naik," film distributor Shekhar Naik told a Marathi daily.