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Rock On Actor Sai Gundewar Passes Away at 42 Due to Brain Cancer

After battling with brain cancer for over a year PK and Rock On fame Sai Gundewar passed away at the young age of 42, leaving behind his grieving wife and parents.
Kanishka By: Kanishka
Updated: May 14, 2020 14:03 IST
Highlights
  • Rock On actor passes away due to brain cancer
  • The actor had worked in movies like Yuvraaj, Rock On, Bazaar and others
  • The actor came to fame with his participation in MTV Splitsvilla
Rock On Actor Sai Gundewar Passes Away at 42 Due to Brain Cancer
Rock On Actor Sai Gundewar

Promising and talented actor Sai Gundewar passed away after succumbing to a long battle with brain cancer. Sai Gundewar had marked his presence in top Bollywood with films such as PK, Rock On and others. The actor had been fighting brain cancer for long and had gone to Los Angles for his treatment last year.

Gundewar had worked with many big names in the industry and was close to many. Bollywood actors and some politicians have shown their condolences over Twitter.

Born on February 22, 1978, the actor was also known as Sai Prasad Gundewar. He rose to fame in the year 2010 with his entry in the popular MTV reality show Splitsvilla. Known to be a jovial personality the actor after his treatment in Los Angeles had posted on his Instagram account that he has come out victorious after his battle with cancer. 

Sai Gundewar was not only a versatile actor, but had also worked as a model and voice-over artist. He was also a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of healthy meal delivery startup Foodizm in Mumbai. Due to his inclination towards entrepreneurship and acting, he liked himself to be called as ACTORpreneur. 

The actor earlier had plans of settling in the USA, but when in the year 2007 he was unable to get himself a Green Card he returned to India and began his acting career by taking up cameo roles in hit movies like PK, Yuvraaj and others. He has also worked in a number of TV commercials. His last film was Saif Ali Khan's Bazaar.

Hailing from Maharashtra he was also quite popular in the local film industry. On getting the news of his demise, condolences started pouring in from his fans, co-workers and others. In this sequence, Home Minister of Maharashtra has also paid his condolence through his Twitter post stating “Actor Saiprasad Gundewar, who won the hearts of the audience through popular films like PK, was defeated in his battle with cancer. With his demise, the Indian film industry has lost a talented actor. A heartfelt tribute!" 

Only a few days ago, Bollywood recently lost two of its much loved actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor to cancer, leaving the industry and the fans grieving. 

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Having an intense love for everything smart, Kanishka is an enthusiastic writer. A keen reader who is mostly found reading a book, but not a bookaholic she writes best on gadgets and technology. Apart from it she is an avid traveler and likes to pen down her travel experiences. However she hasn’t ever restricted her writings and can write possibly on anything under the sun. When not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, Kanishka loves cooking and eating and otherwise spends far too much time at the computer.

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