April 13, 2021, 12:16 PM

Vira Sathidar in a still from 'Court'

Vira Sathidar in a still from 'Court'

Lead actor of National Award winning 2014 Marathi movie ‘Court’ Vira Sathidar died on Tuesday due to COVID-19 related complications at Nagpur’s AIIMS.

Nagpur-based activist Sathidar, who was in his early 60s, had taken his COVID-19 vaccine on March 19. However, he contracted the virus 10 days post his vaccination.

Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane, who confirmed the actor’s demise, said the latter was put on a ventilator and breathed his last around 3 am.

Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, Court is a Marathi language legal drama where Sathidar played the role of a teacher and a protest poet named Narayan Kamble. He was also an active participant in the Ambedkarite movement in Maharashtra and convenor of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). 

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