Indian actor Pankaj Tripathi’s brother-in-law dies in road mishap 

Pankaj Tripathi
Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi. Photo Courtesy: IBNS File

Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi’s brother-in-law has died in a road accident near Dhanbad in Jharkhand, while his sister Sarita is critically injured, media reports said Sunday.

The incident, which occurred near GT Road in Nirsa around 4 PM on Saturday, resulted in the death of brother-in-law Rajesh Tiwari.

Meanwhile, the Mirzapur actor’s sister is currently being treated at the SNCU of Dhanbad Medical College Hospital.

According to reports, Rajesh and his wife Sarita were travelling from Kamalpur in Bihar’s Gopalganj to Chittaranjan, West Bengal.

Before reaching Nirsa Market Chowk, their car crashed into a divider. and the impact was so severe that the vehicle was badly crushed.

The police extracted both of them from the car with the help of locals and rushed them to Dhanbad Medical College Hospital, where Rajesh Tiwari was declared dead by emergency doctors.

After emergency treatment, Sarita has been admitted to the surgical ICU and remains in critical condition.

Who is Pankaj Tripathi?

Pankaj Tripathi has gained prominence with his performance in Hindi movies and OTT shows in recent years.

He is the recipient of several awards, including two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. After studying acting at the National School of Drama, Tripathi had minor roles in such films as Omkara (2006), Raavan (2010) and Agneepath (2012), and had a supporting role in the television series Powder (2010).

Tripathi gained recognition for his role in Anurag Kashyap’s crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), after which he had several notable supporting roles. These include Fukrey (2013), Masaan (2015), Nil Battey Sannata (2016), Bareilly Ki Barfi , Fukrey Returns (both 2017), Stree (2018), Ludo , Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (both 2020), and 83 (2021).

Tripathi has also had leading roles in several streaming series, including Mirzapur (2018–present) and Criminal Justice (2019–2022), and in the streaming film Kaagaz (2021).

He has also appeared in the Tamil film Kaala (2018) and the English film Extraction (2020).

His performance in Newton (2017) won him the National Film Award – Special Mention and his performance in Mimi (2021) won him the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.