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'Haider' actor Narendra Jha dies at 55

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Noted film and television Narendra Jha, best known for his performance in such as "Raees", "Kaabil" and "Haider", died today after a heart attack, according to the family.

He was 55.

The died at his farmhouse in Wada.

"Yes, he has passed away. He got heart attack today early morning while he was at his farmhouse. He was here because he was not keeping well," a family member told

began his acting career on TV with hit shows like "Shanti", "Ithihass", "House".

The gradually moved to but continued his hold on the small screen, appearing in Shyam Benegal's "Samvidhaan", comedy show "Begusarai" and "Chhoona Hai Aasmaan".

He played Shahid Kapoor's father in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider" and bootlegger in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Raees". He was set to appear in Prabhas-starrer "Saaho".

Condolence messages began pouring on as the of actor's sudden death spread.

Rahul Dholakia, who directed Raees, tweeted: "Gosh !! Tragic. Shocking. no more?? RIPNarendraJha."

Actor tweeted, "That's so sad. He was a lovely human being. May his soul rest in peace."


tweeted, "What a shocker! This profession is truly a killer."

& TV Artists Association also condoled the actor's death.

"@CintaaOfficial expresses it's deepest condolence on the sudden demise of Shri #NarendraJha. May his soul Rest in Peace."

Ekta Kapoor, who worked with in "Ithihass", wrote, "From house to ithihass he was one of the first actors I worked with #RipNarendrajha.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 13:20 IST
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