Dinesh Phadnis, the actor renowned for his role as Fredericks in the beloved television show CID, passed away on the night of December 4. According to reports from E-Times, Phadnis took his last breath around midnight, and the actor’s last rites are scheduled to be held today.
The news of Dinesh Phadnis’ demise has left the entertainment industry in mourning. CID, which stood for “Crime Investigation Department,” was a long-running and immensely popular television series in India. Phadnis’s portrayal of Fredericks was a standout character on the show and endeared him to fans.
Dinesh Phadnis has been on ventilator support since December 2. While initial media reports suggested that the actor was hospitalized due to a heart attack, his co-star Dayanand Shetty clarified later that Phadnis did not suffer a heart attack. Shetty, who played Senior Inspector Daya in CID, stated, “Dinesh Phadnis is hospitalized and on a ventilator; doctors are observing him. He has not suffered a heart attack; it is a different treatment, and I wouldn’t like to comment on it.”
The exact cause of Dinesh Phadnis’ demise has not been officially disclosed, and further details regarding his health condition leading up to his passing are awaited. Friends, family, and fans are expressing their condolences, remembering the actor’s significant contributions to CID and the entertainment world.
Character artist Dinesh Fadnis, who played Inspector Fedricks in popular TV serial CID, died due to Liver failure. pic.twitter.com/E5x9nMmdwj— MUMBAI NEWS (@Mumbaikhabar9) December 5, 2023
As fans and colleagues bid farewell to the talented actor, Dinesh Phadnis’ legacy in the world of Indian television remains cherished. His portrayal of Fredericks and his overall impact on CID continue to be celebrated by those who enjoyed his work. The entertainment industry acknowledges the loss of a talented artist, and tributes pour in for Dinesh Phadnis as his memory lives on in the hearts of his admirers.