Deepesh Bhan, actor of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, has died

TV actor Deepesh Bhan died on Saturday. Best known for playing Malkhan on the sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, Deepesh reportedly collapsed early in the morning while playing cricket. He is survived by his wife and one-year-old son.

Devastated by the news, producer Binaifer Kohli shared that she has yet to come to terms with the loss. “He was an amazing human being, I can’t believe he left us. He was like my own son and he’s been with us for 17 years. It’s so unfair that we had to lose him so soon. He had just lost his mother last year in November, which had upset him,” she told indianexpress.com.

Deepesh Bhan and the team had a late fire call today. After apparently working out in the gymnasium, he headed to the cricket ground, where he collapsed. While the cause of her death has yet to be clarified by doctors, she left the industry, and especially her co-stars, shocked.

Her co-star Charul Malik tearfully expressed her grief and said she not only lost a colleague but also a friend. “I was devastated when I learned of his death in the morning. I met him yesterday and we shot some funny videos together. We were very close friends and often talked to each other. He was such an amazing person and he was even helping me with my scenes.I am now heading to his home but i don’t know how will i face his family.Charul added that Deepesh follows a healthy lifestyle and is a fitness enthusiast.

Apart from Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, Deepesh Bhan had also worked on comedy shows such as Faltu Utpatang Chutpati Kahani, May I Come in Madam? and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.