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Indian TV actor Ashiesh Roy, known for his work in ‘Sasural Simar Ka’, ‘Jeanie Aur Juju’ and ‘Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’, died on November 24 in his residence in Mumbai. He was 55.

Roy had reportedly been battling a kidney disease and was undergoing dialysis. Earlier, he also suffered a paralytic attack. The actor took to Facebook to seek financial assistance when his kidney ailment began dominating his life. He had even appealed to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood for help.

Sharing his contact number, the actor had posted on October 5: “Dear Sonu Sood ji, I need your help in a medical emergency urgently. Am in Mumbai. Would you help me? Thanking you in advance. Ashiesh Roy.”

According to reports, his health deteriorated badly over the last few weeks. The actor’s sister is reportedly on her way to Mumbai from Kolkata. His last rites are expected to be performed at around 7pm on Tuesday in the presence of a few close friends and relatives.

Roy began his journey in television with the Rajit Kapoor detective series ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ in 1997. He had appeared in several television shows thereafter, notably ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ and ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi’ among others.

He also appeared in Bollywood films like Shyam Benegal’s ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’ and the Emraan Hashmi-led ‘Raja Natwarlal’ among others.

The actor was undergoing dialysis for kidney ailments and had even shared a photo from the hospital in May this year. Along with the photo, AshieRoysh wrote: “Walking after 10 days! Swelling going down. Dialysis seems to be working. Mask on...Sorry! Love from all you people working wonders. I really am humbled!”

He subsequently decided to sell his apartment in Mumbai and move to Kolkata where his family resides.

“Due to medical emergencies, I am forced to sell my house on an urgent basis. It’s a 650 sq ft 7th floor flat in Patliputra Nagar, Oshiwara with clear papers, no loan and overlooking the new Metro,” the actor had shared in a Facebook post on July 5.

— With inputs from IANS