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Television Mourns the Loss of CID Star: Dinesh Phadnis Passes Away at 57

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The television industry mourns the loss of one of its beloved actors, Dinesh Phadnis, who gained fame for his portrayal of Fredericks in the iconic TV show CID. The 57-year-old actor passed away on Tuesday, succumbing to multiple organ failure. His co-actor and friend, Dayanand Shetty, who played the role of Daya in CID, confirmed the news to, stating that Dinesh took his last breath at 12.08 am at Mumbai’s Tunga Hospital.

Contrary to initial reports of a cardiac arrest, Shetty clarified that Dinesh’s demise was a result of multiple organ failure and complications. He revealed, “There were a lot of complications, and he was removed from the ventilator last night.” The late actor had been undergoing treatment at the hospital in the days leading up to his unfortunate passing.

Dinesh Phadnis had become a household name with his consistent and memorable portrayal of Fredericks in CID, a show that captivated audiences for two decades since its debut in 1998 on Sony TV. The detective series left an indelible mark on Indian television, and Dinesh’s character became an integral part of its success.

Beyond CID, Dinesh Phadnis showcased his versatility by making appearances in various entertainment mediums. He left an impression on the popular sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah” and took on supporting roles in Bollywood movies such as “Super 30” and “Sarfarosh.” His contribution to both the small and big screens reflected his passion for acting and his ability to connect with audiences across different genres.

The news of Dinesh’s sudden demise has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, with fans and colleagues expressing their grief on social media. As a mark of respect, the actor’s funeral is scheduled to take place in Mumbai at 10.30 am.

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