By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 01, May 2021, 12:58 pm IST | UPDATED: 01, May 2021, 12:58 pm IST
New Delhi: Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, the former Indian Army officer who successfully pursued his acting dream, died of Covid-19 on Saturday. He was 52.
The Himachal Pradesh native served the Army for ten years and retired in 2002. He made his screen debut in the crime drama Paap the following year. His film credits include Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year, Corporate, Murder 2, Hate Story 2, The Ghazi Attack and Bypass Road.
Kanwarpal also appeared in several television shows, among them 24: India, Siyaasat and P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke. He was frequently cast as an Army officer or a member of the security establishment.
Among the web series in which he appeared were Special Ops, Your Honor, Undekhi and Avrodh: The Siege Within.
Vikram Bhatt worked with Bikramjeet Kanwarpal on many films, including Creature 3D and Horror Story. Sharing a photo of the late actor, Vikram Bhatt wrote on Instagram: "Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passes away. Taken from us by the cruel pandemic. I have done a lot of films with him and this doesn't get closer home. The days are turning into one long obituary and yet each life that we lose cannot be just a number. We cannot allow it to become a number. Each a special friend. May his soul rest in peace."
Actor Rohit Bose Roy wrote: "And we lose another one... The happiest, most gentlemanly, always positive and smiling Major Bikramjeet... RIP."
Neil Nitin Mukesh, who co-starred with Bikramjeet in Salman Khan's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bypass Road and Shortcut Romeo, wrote this in his eulogy: "Extremely sad news. I've known Major Bikramjeet for so many years. He and I have worked on so many films together. The last being Bypass Road. Such a fantastic, encouraging and energetic human being he was and will always be remembered as. #RIP My dear friend will miss you."
Director Ashoke Pandit tweeted: "Sad to hear about the demise of actor Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal this morning due to #Covid. A retired army officer, Kanwarpal had played supporting roles in many films and television serials. Heartfelt condolences to his family and near ones."
Richa Chadha re-tweeted a post shared by actor Gulshan Devaiah and wrote: "Rest in peace Major. Gone too soon!"