His last rites will be performed in his native place in Ahmednagar district tomorrow, family sources said.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar later shifted his focus on Marathi movies. He was last seen on the big screen in 2012 film Bombay Talkies. He had become selective and was more into social work in last few years.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar or Tatiya as he was fondly called was born into a well to do business family in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. He began acting in school and was active in local theatre while he was studying for his Masters degree in History from the University of Pune, he was already pursuing his passion in theatre for which he won a number of prestigious awards.
The transition from stage to screen happened after Sadashiv Amrapurkar was noticed by director Govind Nihalani in the superhit Marathi stage play Hands-Up!
He made his Bollywood debut with the filmmaker’s Ardha Satya (1983), playing a mafia don opposite Om Puri’s honest cop. Ardh Satya was widely acclaimed and Sadashiv Amrapurkar won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His second Filmfare trophy came with the Best Performance in a Negative Role award in the year 1991 for Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar also featured in small roles in films such as Purana Mandir, Nasoor, Mudda, Veeru Dada, Jawani and Farishtay.
In the year 1987, he played the villain in the blockbuster film Hukumat, starring Dharmendra with whom he forged a successful partnership in several films.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar shifted to comic and supporting roles in films such as Aankhen, Ishq, Coolie No. 1, Gupt and Aunty No. 1. He was last seen on the big screen in 2012 film Bombay Talkies.
Sadashiv Amrpurkar is survived by his wife Sunanda who he married in 1973, three daughters, three sons-in-law and three grandchildren.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who was being treated for a lung infection at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here, passed away today morning (November 03, 2...2.0