Marathi Actor and danseuse and classical dancer Ashwini Ekbote passed away after suffering a heart attack during a stage performance on Saturday, October 22.
The 44-year-old, who had also acted in several plays, was performing at the Bharat Natyamandir in Pune Saturday evening when she collapsed on stage, a police official said.
When she suffered the attack, she was performing with her co-artistes Reva Natu, Chinmay Joglekar and Anupama Barve-Kulkarni. The programme was halted and Ekbote was rushed to a nearby Gore Hospital, where the doctors declared her dead on arrival. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead, the official said.
An eminent name in the Marathi theatre scene, Ekbote’s demise came as a shock to many who remember her as a dedicated individual obsessed with her art. Apart from being the face of television shows like Duheri, Radha Hi Bawari and Durva, Ekbote has also featured in regional movies like Debu, Danyavar Danka, Taptapadi among others.
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