Mumbai, Sep 30 (UNI) Noted Marathi actor and theatre producer- director Macchindra Kambli, who took the local Maharashtrian dialect Malvani to the global platform, passed away here due to a massive cardiac arrest.
He was 60 and is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
A severe diabetic, Kambli was getting ready to leave for his Malvani play 'Bhaiyaa Haat Paay Pasri' at Damodar Hall in Parel of South Central Mumbai from his residence in Chembur to be staged at 2000 hrs. He suddently felt uneasy as his sugar levels rose drastically and suffered a heart attack. He was taken to a nearby private hospital, where he breathed his last, family sources said.
Sameer Mahabal, the late actor's manager, said apart from being a diabetic, Kambli was otherwise in good health. The body has been kept in the Hinduja Hospital morgue. It will be taken to the Shivaji Mandir in Central Mumbai and later would be taken for cremation at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Central Mumbai.
He was also the president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad. His play 'Bhaiyaa Haat Paay Pasri' was going to complete 100 shows soon. While his other popular Malvani play 'Vastraharan' was scheduled to complete 5,000 shows this December.
Some of his other famous plays include 'Pandgo Ilo re Ilo'.
He had also acted in Marathi films like 'Mazha Pati Karodpati'.