Actor Bhupesh Kumar Pandya, on Wednesday, breathed his last. He was battling lung cancer. The National School of Drama graduate was a known name in the theatre circle of Delhi and had travelled to his hometown Garhi, a village in Banswara, during the lockdown. The National School of Drama, on Twitter, offered condolence.
"The news of Bhupesh Kumar Pandya’s (alumnus NSD 2001 batch) death is extremely sad. The NSD family pays a heartfelt tribute. God bless the departed soul," the tweet read. After the news broke, Manoj Bajpayee and Gajraj Rao offered their condolences.
— National School of Drama (@nsd_india) September 23, 2020
Bhupesh Pandya !!! https://t.co/Cr9xc28DJm
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) September 23, 2020
— Gajraj Rao (@raogajraj) September 23, 2020
Talking about Bhupesh, his wife Chhaya Pandya, after his cancer diagnosis, told a leading daily, "Unfortunately, this is true, and my husband is suffering from stage IV cancer. He has undergone supportive care, palliative chemotherapy and palliative RT at Apollo Hospital of Ahmedabad." Bhupesh, who was in Garhi during the lockdown, developed a cough initially and was treated for the same. However, when his condition deteriorated, the family took him to Udaipur due to a lack of proper medical facilities in Garhi. When he showed no improvement, he was taken to a hospital in Ahmedabad in the last week of August where he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Chhaya, a school teacher in Delhi, lost her job due to the pandemic. A few friends of Bhupesh from the NSD came forward to provide financial assistance to the family. Bhupesh was seen in films like Vicky Donor and Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi.
(Source: Twitter/Times Of India)