Actor-Director Inder Kumar suffered a heart attack at his residence in Andheri’s Four Bungalows at around 2am today.

Inder Kumar’s ex-father-in-law Raju Karia confirmed, “He passed away at 2am on Friday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.”

He worked in over 20 films in a career spanning nearly twenty years. He was best known for playing supporting roles in Bollywood films such as Tirchhi Topiwale (1998), Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaaye (2000), Paying Guest (2009) and Wanted (2009). He was last seen in his 2011 film ‘Yeh Dooriyan’ and he was currently shooting for his next film ‘Phati Paid Hai Yaar’. He also briefly played Mihir Virani in the popular TV show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. The actor was quite close to Salman Khan’s family as the two actors have worked together in several projects.

Inder Kumar also had a controversial past. In 2014, the actor was accused and arrested in a rape case. Inder had maintained that he did not rape the woman, but was in a consensual relationship. Later that year in June, Inder Kumar was granted bail.

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He is survived by his wife Pallavi Saraf. The cremation will be held today evening at Yaari Road Shamshaan Bhoomi. May he rest in peace!