Veteran actor Dinyar Contractor passed away today early morning. He will be cremated at Worli prayer hall in Mumbai at 3:30pm. The 79-year-old actor died of old age-related illnesses.
Dinyar Contractor was seen in many Bollywood movies like ‘Baazigar’, ’36 China Town’,’Khiladi’ and ‘Baadshah’. He was also a part of many popular TV shows. He had started his career as a theatre artist and also used to do act in Gujarati and Hindi plays mostly.
Contractor was also awarded with a Padma Shri Award by the Goverment of India in 2019. He was presented the award by President of India, Ramnath Kovind.
He started acting at school and began his professional career in 1966. He started working on television programs with Adi Marzban when Mumbai Doordarshan launched the DD-2 channel in Mumbai with Aao Marvao Meri Saathe, a Gujarati program.
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