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Actor Inder Kumar, Salman Khan’s Wanted Co-Star, Dies At 45

TAP | Updated: July 28, 2017

Mumbai, Jul 28: Actor Inder Kumar, best known for his role in films like Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, died on Friday. 
He was 45. Inder Kumar suffered a heart attack at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai early on Friday morning. His former father-in-law Raju Kariya confirmed to news agency IANS that the actor had not been suffering from a disease. Inder Kumar, born in Jaipur and raised in Kolkata, is survived by his second wife Pallavi and a daughter, named Khushi, from his first wife Sonal. Inder Kumar’s last rites were held at the Yaari Road Shamshaan Bhoomi today. Mr Kumar, a familiar face from both the big screen and small, was working on a new film titled Phati Paid Hai Yaar when he died.
Actress Raveena Tandon, his co-star from the early Akshay Kumar hit Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, tweeted:
“Omg shocking news.worked with him in “khiladiyon ka khiladi” Too young to go.May his soul rest in peace.God give strength to his family 
Inder Kumar made his Bollywood debut in 1996 film Masoom, a remake of Marathi film Maza Chakula, playing the lead opposite actress Ayesha Jhulka. He worked in more than 20 films, including 2009’s Wanted and 2002’s Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, starring Salman Khan in the lead. Mr Kumar also starred in 2000’s Baaghi and 2002’s Hathyar with Sanjay Dutt, and in 2000’s Gaja Gamini, directed by M F Husain and starring Madhuri Dixit. Inder Kumar last appeared in a film titled Who Is The First Wife Of My Father, which is still waiting for a release.
On television, Inder Kumar played the role of Mihir Virani in Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He took over the role from actor Amar Upadhyay and was later replaced by actor Ronit Roy. Inder Kumar also featured in Fear Files.
In 2014, Inder Kumar was arrested for alleged rape of a woman with whom he claimed to have had a consensual relationship. He was granted bail some months later. PTI