The 71-year-old actor was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week and was getting treated at a hospital. “He passed away in the afternoon. He had a history of heart ailments and had COVID, so it got complicated. He had an infection in his lungs which got severe and that, with the previous medical history he had, complicated his health further,” Kanu told .
A known stage actor, Lalit began his career directing and producing telefilms like ‘Tapish’, ‘Aatish’, ‘Sunehri Jild’ and worked on the TV show ‘Afsane’ as an actor.
Some of his recent works include the 2014 drama ‘Titli’, directed by his son, ‘Mukti Bhawan’, among others.
Actor Adil Hussain, who played his son in ‘Mukti Bhawan’, took to Twitter to condole the actor’s demise.
Extremely saddened by the demise of one of my dearest and most respected Co-actors, Lalit Behl jee. Who, so brillia… https://t.co/fVQfWJnI8y
— Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) 1619190125000
The 2016 film featured Hussain as a man who decides to accompany his elderly father (played by Lalit) to attain salvation on the ghats of Varanasi.
“Extremely saddened by the demise of one of my dearest and most respected co-actors, Lalit Behl jee. Who, so brilliantly played the father in @MuktiBhawan! I feel the loss of my father again! Dear Kanu I am so very sorry for your loss,” Hussain wrote.
Other B-Town celebs also took to their social media handles to remember the actor.
This is just horrid. So sorry @KanuBehl We lost two incredible artists today! Lalit Behl and Amit Mistry. This j… https://t.co/Xd7D5d4qqZ
— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) 1619206739000