A K Hangal has acted in some most remarkable films, noticeable being his role in big Bollywood movies like Sholay, Guddi, Bawarchi and so many more. But at age 95, he can’t work to earn and is fighting hard to pay for his medical bills.
A K Hangal lives in a small one room with kitchen apartment in Santa Cruz, Mumbai and is looked after by his son Vijay. Vijay himself is 74 years old and lives in another one room with kitchen apartment on the same floor. A K Hangal stopped working in movies about eight years back and his son Vijay has not been working full time for past 10 years. With no means of income, and rising medical bills, it has been a tough ride for the father-son duo.
They have already sold Vijay’s photographing studio, gold and silver, and a car. They have been recently helped by IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association), CINTAA (Cine and TV Artists Association), Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Kamgar Sena and the Government. But still paying for daily medical bills and other expenses is a tough ask.
If you can help A K Hangal, please donate to his bank account:
Bank account number: 010810002666
Bank Name: Dena Bank
Branch: Santa Cruz (East), Mumbai
(Bank Account info as provided by rediff.com)