Popular actor Dinesh Phadnis, known to play the role of Fredricks in C.I.D, breathed his last at the age of 57. The news was confirmed by his co-star Dayanand Shetty, who was by the actor's side in his last days.
Dinesh was admitted to Mumbai's Tunga Hospital a few days ago due to liver damage. He passed away around midnight after multiple organ failure.
Confirming the news, Dayanand informed ETimes, "Yes, it's true he is no more. It happened around 12:08 am. I am at his residence right now. His last rites will be conducted today at the Daulat Nagar crematorium. Almost everyone from the CID is present right now."
Media reports claimed that Dinesh had to be hospitalised after a massive heart attack. However, Dayanand, who played inspector Daya in C.I.D, revealed that his health deteriorated because of liver damage.