Telugu actor Amit Purohit passes away, last rites performed in Bina; film industry, fans shocked

Telugu actor Amit Purohit passed away on Tuesday. The information about Amit’s death was shared by Mahesh Babu’s brother Sudhir Babu on his Twitter account. Amit Purohit has also acted in Hindi films Pankh and Alap.

The team members of Telugu film Sammohanam including actors Aditi Rao Hydari, Sudheer Babu and director Indraganti Mohan Krishna have expressed shock and grief at the untimely demise of Amit Purohit, who played Amit Malhotra, the ex-boyfriend of Sameera in this film. Although the cause of his death is not yet known, his sudden death has sent shock waves across the film industry and saddened the actor’s fans.

Amit is known for his films Alap, Sammonohamam and Pankh. On Thursday, his body was brought to Bina (Madhya Pradesh) and the last rites were performed at Jhansi Gate Mukti Dham.

“Saddened by the news of the death of Amit Purohit. He played Amit Malhotra (Sameera’s Ex-Boyfriend) in Sammohanam. Very friendly guy & always gave 100 % for every shot. Another young and good actor left us too early. May his soul find peace,” tweeted Sudheer Babu.

Expressing shock over Amit’s death, Aditi, who played Sameera in the film took to Twitter to offer her condolences. “Rest in peace Amit Purohit, prayers and healing to the family‚Ķ a kind gentle hardworking person gone too soon. Thank you for your invaluable presence in Sammohanam,” wrote Aditi.

Remembering his relationship with Amit, Sammohanam director Indraganti Mohan Krishna tweeted, “I am unable to believe it. Amit Purohit, one of the gentlest, well- behaved and hugely talented actors I have worked with. And such a generous man!!! Amit, I will miss you, man. I was thinking of casting you again soon. May you Rest In Peace, Brother.”