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Marathi actor Praful Bhalerao of Kunku fame dies in train accident in Mumbai

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Marathi actor Praful Bhalerao was on 22 January killed in a train accident in Mumbai, police said. The mishap took place in the morning when Bhalerao was on his way to Goregaon from Malad in the western suburbs, a police official said. He did not provide further details.

In a statement given to DNA, Senior Police Inspector Shailendra Dhiwar said, ” this incident took place Around 4.15 am, Bhalerao tried catching a running Churchgate local from platform number two, fell off from the train and went on to hit a signal pole and sustained a head injury.” His family was informed of the accident after
his phone was recovered from his pocket.

“Motorman from next approaching train spotted a person lying near the tracks and informed station master. An announcement was made at the station after which GRP personnel took the person to Ambedkar Hosptial, where he was declared brought dead,” he said.

The police have registered a case of accidental death and are further probing the matter. Bhalerao’s father told the publication that he would take the train home after working a night shift at the Justdial office in Churchgate.

Bhalerao, 22, shot to fame as a child actor and is best known for his role in the popular TV series Kunku. He had also worked in a Marathi film, Barayan, which released recently. However, it was Kunku that gave him popularity and made him a household name in Maharashtra. Bhalerao had also featured in Marathi serials like Tu Majha Sangati, Nakushi and Jyotiba Phule.

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