Renowned CID actor, Dinesh Phadnis, best known for his portrayal of Fredericks in the iconic television series, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 57. His demise, attributed to multiple organ failure, was confirmed by fellow CID actor Dayanand Shetty, who played the character Daya on the show.
Dinesh Phadnis had been on ventilator support since Sunday, grappling with severe liver damage. The news of his passing was shared by Dayanand Shetty in a statement to indianexpress.com. Shetty clarified that Dinesh breathed his last at 12.08 am at Mumbai’s Tunga Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment.
According to Shetty, the actor faced numerous complications, ultimately leading to his removal from the ventilator the previous night. The funeral arrangements are scheduled to take place in Mumbai at 10.30 am.
What Happened To Dinesh Phadnis?
Initially, reports had indicated a cardiac arrest on Sunday, but Dayanand Shetty later clarified that the cause was, in fact, liver damage. Dinesh Phadnis gained widespread recognition for his role as Fredericks in CID, a television series that captivated audiences since its debut in 1998 and ran successfully for two decades on Sony TV. In addition to his significant contribution to CID, Dinesh also made notable appearances on the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and played supporting roles in films such as Super 30 and Sarfarosh. The actor’s untimely demise has left the entertainment industry and fans mourning the loss of a talented and beloved figure.