New Delhi [India], May 1 (FeedsIndia): Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, an Indian film and television star, died on Saturday as a result of COVID-19 complications, according to filmmaker Ashoke Pandit. He was 52 years old at the time.
Pandit confirmed the news via his Twitter handle and wrote, “Sad to hear about the demise of actor Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal this morning due to #Covid. A retired army officer, Kanwarpal had played supporting roles in many films and television serials. Heartfelt condolences to his family & near ones. Om Shanti!”
Neil Nitin Mukesh, a Bollywood actor who last worked with the departed soul in the 2019 thriller-drama film “Bypass Road,” also expressed his sorrow over his death.
“Extremely sad news. I’ve known Major Bikramjeet for so many years. He and I have worked on so many films together. The last being Bypass Road. Such a fantastic, encouraging and energetic human being he was and will always be remembered as. #RIP My dear friend will miss you,” Neil tweeted.
The news of his death was verified by the ‘Lest We Forget India Foundation,’ a Charitable Trust that provides support, welfare, skilling, and education to the families of Indian Armed Forces personnel who have died in the line of duty, as well as any needy member of the public.
The former army officer died on Friday, according to the foundation.
“#LestWeForgetIndiaFlag of India the unfortunate passing away of Maj Bikramjeet Kanwarpal (Retd)
@BizzKanwarpal, 4 HORSE, yesterday, 30 April 2021 to #Covid19. Commissioned in December 1989, he served for 10 years. Remember the #IndianBrave as a soldier and later a film and television actor,” the tweet read.
Bikramjeet, who was born in Himachal Pradesh, has appeared in a number of films and television series as a supporting actor.
He was most recently seen in Neeraj Pandey’s thriller series “Special OPS,” which will premiere in 2020. He also starred in the thriller crime series ‘Illegal-Justice,’ ‘Out of Order,’ and ‘Aapke Kamre Me Koi Rehta Hai,’ among others.
He was the son of Dwarka Nath Kanwarpal, an Indian Army officer who received the Kirti Chakra in 1963. He was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1989.
In 2002, Bikramjeet left the Indian Army as a Major. He made his Bollywood debut in 2003 and has since appeared in films such as “Page 3,” “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year,” “Aarakshan,” “Murder 2,” “2 States,” “The Ghazi Attack,” and others. (FeedsIndia)