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Actor Jagesh Mukati passes away

The Indian Express logo The Indian Express 11-06-2020 Sana Farzeen, Komal RJ Panchal

Television actor Jagesh Mukati, who worked in shows like Amita Ka Amit and Shree Ganesh, passed away on Wednesday. He was 47.

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Jagesh's friend and Gujarati theatre actor Sanjay Goradia told indianexpress.com that the actor passed away on Wednesday around 3 pm.

Goradia said, “Jagesh was hospitalised on Friday last week, but he never told anyone about it because he didn't want anybody to be stressed, especially because there is so much worry about COVID-19 these days. Jagesh had asthma and obesity-related health issues for many years. He was working out and dieting, but then the lockdown began, and he couldn't continue his work-out. So, his asthma started getting worse. Last week, when he got breathless, he was taken to CritiCare hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. His oxygen level was low. He was tested for COVID-19 because that's the protocol. His tests results came negative."

The actor added, "Yesterday, suddenly he got an asthma attack and was kept on a ventilator. Later in the day, he passed away. He was only 47 years old.”

Jagesh Mukati's funeral was held on Wednesday evening.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah star Ambika Ranjankar mourned the demise of Jagesh on Instagram.

Posting a photo from a shoot, she wrote, “Kind, supportive and terrific sense of humour… gone too soon… May your soul attain sadgati.. Shanti.. Jagesh you’ll be missed dear friend.”

Jagesh Mukati also featured in Gujarati plays and shows. He was also seen in Parineeti Chopra-Sidharth Malhotra starrer Hasee Toh Phasee.

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