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Actor Ashiesh Roy dies of a kidney ailment at 55


Roy, who appeared in the films Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) and Home Delivery (2005), was recently seen in serials such as Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Sasural Simar Ka, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and Aarambh.

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Actor Ashiesh Roy died of a kidney ailment at his residence in Mumbai at the age of 55. The news was shared by Amit Behl, senior joint secretary of the Cine and Television Artistes Association (CINTAA).

“Ashiesh has passed away in his house. Director Arvind Babbal called to inform me about it,” Behl told the Ahmedabad Mirror tabloid.

The security guard of Pataliputra building, where the actor lived, told the publication, “Ashiesh saheb died at 3:45 am. His servant came running down and said he took a couple of big gasps and collapsed. He had health problems but the servant said he was quite okay yesterday. In fact, he was supposed to undergo dialysis today, too.” 

As per reports, Roy’s sister will fly down to Mumbai today from Kolkata and his funeral will be held in the evening. 

Known mostly for his work in television, Roy was admitted to hospital in May this year on account of his ailment. The actor underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain in 2018 and experienced a paralytic attack the following year.

Roy had been facing financial difficulties, which were exacerbated during the COVID-19 lockdown. He was being helped by some members of the television fraternity.

Some of the films in which Roy appeared were Shyam Benegal’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005), Home Delivery (2005), MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar (2007) and Raja Natwarlal (2014). 

Roy began his TV career with an appearance in an episode of Doordarshan's classic series Byomkesh Bakshi (1993–97). His first major role came in the iconic Zee TV serial Banegi Apni Baat (1993–97). In recent years, he was seen in serials such as Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Sasural Simar Ka, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and Aarambh.