July 24, 2024


Actor Pankaj Tripathi has issued an official statement informing the sad demise of his father Pandit Banaras Tiwari. His father passed away at the age of 99; however, the reason for his death is not been disclosed. According to the official statement, Pankaj Tripathi has headed to his village Gopalganj where the last rites of his father will be performed. The funeral will take place today, on Monday.

It’s with a heavy heart to confirm that Pankaj Tripathi’s father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari is no more. He lived a wholesome life of 99 years. His last rites will be performed today amongst his close family. Pankaj Tripathi is currently on his way to his village in Gopalganj.” The note from the Tripathi family read.

Pankaj Tripathi about his father

Earlier, in an interview, Pankaj revealed that he is a son of a farmer and his father wanted him to become a doctor. In another interview with Mashable earlier this month, the OMG 2 actor added spoke about his father. “He is not too proud of my achievements. My father does not even know what and how I do in cinema. To date, he has not seen how a movie theatre looks from the inside. He sees my work if someone shows him on their computer or on the television, which was recently installed at my house.”

Akshay Kumar shares condolence

Pankaj Tripathi’s OMG 2 co-star Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter and paid a heartfelt tribute. He wrote, “Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of my friend and co-star @TripathiiPankaj’s father. No one can fulfill the absence of parents. May God give place to his father’s soul at his feet. Om Shanti.”

May his soul rest in peace.

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