OMG2 star Pankaj Tripathi’s father passes away at 99


Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi’s father Banaras Tiwari passed away at the age of 99 on Monday.

Tripathi and his family confirmed the news.

“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,” they said in a statement.

The last rites will be performed in Tripathi’s Belsand village in Gopalganj, Bihar.

Tripathihas left for the Belsand village.

Bollywood starAkshay Kumar on Monday expressed his sadness at the demise of Tripathi’s father Pandit Banaras Tiwari.

In a post onX (formerly known as Twitter), Akshay wrote in Hindi, “Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of my friend and co-star @TripathiiPankaj ‘s father. No one can fulfil the absence of parents. May God give place to his father’s soul at his feet. Om Shanti.”

In his interviews, Tripathi has often spoken fondly about his parents and his farming roots.


Both Pankaj and Akshay have worked together in films like ‘Bachchhan Paandey’ and the recently released drama film ‘OMG 2’.

The film has entered the 100 crore club. On Sunday, the “OMG2″ minted 12.06 crore which took the film’s total India collection to 113.67 crore.

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Updated: 21 Aug 2023, 06:07 PM IST

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