The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Pankaj Tripathi’s father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari, who peacefully passed away at the age of 99. The actor, known for his versatile roles, is taking time off to bid farewell to his father in their village. With a heavy heart, Pankaj Tripathi and his family prepare for the final journey of their beloved patriarch.
A Farewell to Remember: Father’s Humble Legacy
The news of Pandit Banaras Tiwari’s demise has saddened the hearts of many. As per an official statement released on behalf of Pankaj Tripathi and his family, the last rites are scheduled to be conducted on Monday, with the presence of close family members:
The official statement from #PankajTripathi and his family reads:
It’s with a heavy heart to confirm that Pankaj Tripathi’s father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari is no more. He lived a wholesome life of 99 years. His last rites will be performed today amongst his close family. Pankaj… pic.twitter.com/tkBQPqGier
— Filmfare (@filmfare) August 21, 2023
This somber occasion marks the end of a life well-lived and cherished for 99 years. In an earlier interview, Pankaj Tripathi shared a glimpse into his father’s world. Despite his son’s rising fame, Pandit Banaras Tiwari remained modest and unaffected by the glitz of showbiz.
Pankaj Tripathi’s father merges with Panchatatva, tears flowed down from the eyes of Pankaj Tripathi:
— Zee Bihar Jharkhand (@ZeeBiharNews) August 22, 2023
Unfamiliar with the intricacies of the entertainment industry, he never stepped inside a movie theater. His connection to Pankaj’s work was limited to moments when someone showed him clips on a computer or the television recently set up at their home.
Pankaj Tripathi’s presence in the film industry has left an indelible mark. His roles in movies like “Kaagaz,” “Mimi,” and “Bunty Aur Babli 2,” have garnered appreciation. However, it was his portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiyya in the Amazon Prime web series “Mirzapur” that catapulted him to widespread recognition.
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Pankaj Tripathi’s Venture
Pankaj Tripathi’s recent project, “OMG 2,” alongside Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam, has been making waves. The film’s success has led it to cross the ₹100 crore milestone, a testament to the actor’s contribution to the cinematic landscape.
Pankaj Tripathi’s father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari, may have departed, but his legacy lives on in the hearts of those who loved and admired him. As the actor embarks on his journey back to his village for the last rites, we extend our heartfelt condolences. The bond between a father and son remains unbreakable, transcending the realms of fame and fortune.
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