In a shocking event for fans of the iconic TV show CID, actor Dinesh Phadnis, best known for his role as Fredericks, passed away today at the age of 57 in a private hospital in Mumbai. The actor had been receiving treatment at the hospital for the past few days, and unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worse over the weekend. Despite being put on a ventilator on Monday due to a reported cardiac arrest, his friend and co-star Dayanand Shetty disputed this news.
The entire CID crew closely monitored the situation and offered their support to the grieving family during this difficult time. The last rites of Dinesh Phadnis will be held today at the Daulat Nagar crematorium.
Dinesh Phadnis was a familiar face in the Hindi TV industry, gaining immense popularity for his portrayal of Fredericks on CID, a show that captivated audiences for nearly two decades. Beyond the small screen, Dinesh also ventured into the world of cinema, featuring in movies such as Sarfarosh, Mela, and, more recently, in Hrithik Roshan's Super 30. His contributions to both television and film left a lasting impact on the industry.
The late actor is survived by his wife Nayana and their daughter Tanu. As we bid farewell to a talented artist and a beloved member of the entertainment community, let us remember Dinesh Phadnis for the joy and entertainment he brought to countless viewers over the years.