"He was a great actor. He came from the theater world and people will always remember him for his acting skills. I condole his death," he said on the sidelines of a function here.
    
Amrapurkar, who was being treated for a lung infection at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, passed away today. He was 64.

He was seen playing supporting roles and comic roles in Bollywood movies in 'Mohra', 'Ishq', 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', 'Aankhen', 'Ishq', 'Coolie No 1', 'Gupt: The Hidden Truth', 'Aunty No 1', 'Jai Hind', 'Master' among others.

Apart from playing roles for 300 movies in Hindi, the actor also tried his luck in Bengali, Oriya and Haryanvi movies.
    
Amrapurkar had won two Filmfare awards. In 1984, he won the award for the best supporting actor for "Ardh Satya" and in 1991, the best villain trophy for his portrayal of a ruthless eunuch in "Sadak".

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