Legendry comedian Mehar Mittal is no more
Mehar Mittal is known for his comic roles in different movies. He was 81 years old and on Saturday he breathed his last breath in Mount Abu.
His grandson Sanjeev Gupta who is an High court advocate said that his grandfather was in coma from past few days , yesterday he suffered a stroke which was unbearable for him.
He was born in Bathinda in October 24,1935. He was a law graduate and practised it for about 8 years after which acting become his passion cum career. He was a renowned comedian in Punjabi cinema and has worked in about 300 movies. His fans first saw him in Sacha Mera Roop Hai in 1974.
Thereafter he could be seen in many different movies such as Putt Jatta Da, Qurbani Jatt di etc. Mehar Mittal was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for his brilliant performance. He also produced Maa Jadagambe Maa and Walayati Babu.
“ Whether it is for youngsters or old timers, he was surely a role model for comedians “ says Binnu Dhillon. He also recalled the time when the distributors refused to take Chann Pradesi as it did not cast Mehar Mittal and ultimately producers have to cast him.
Mehar Mittal Biography
Born on October 24, 1935, in a village in Bathinda district of south-west Punjab, Mittal took to the stage with small roles in Ram Lilas. He acted in plays before getting a break in movies. He acted in over 100 Punjabi films from 1974 till 1998.
Mittal, who had been ailing for the past few months, died in a hospital at the Brahma Kumari complex at Mount Abu. The popular actor, who was virtually part of all Punjabi films at one time, died only two days before he was to turn 81.
Before becoming a full-time actor, Mittal had tried his hand at teaching and practising law.
Mittal was awarded for his selfless, devoted and inspiring services as a cine artist in Punjabi films by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.
Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh condoled Mittal’s death, describing it as a major loss to the Punjabi entertainment industry.
“Mittal’s contribution to the Punjabi film industry was immense,” Amarinder said.
With inputs from Mannat Sibbal