New Delhi – Famous comedian and TV artist Jaspal Bhatti, who shot into prominence with hit shows like Flop Show and Ulta Pulta, was killed in a road mishap on Thursday morning.
57-year-old Bhatti, along with his son Jasraj and the lead actress Surili Gautam of his upcoming film Power Cut were on their way to Jalandhar from Bhatinda for a promotional event. The car in which the three were travelling collided with a tree at around 1am. Jasraj and Suril were severely injured and were rushed to a hospital, while Bhatti succumbed to his injuries.
Bhatti is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
The 1980s and early 1990s saw the emergence of Bhatti as a cult figure. A common man could relate with his satirical take on the socio-economic state of affairs and the problems of aam aadmi.
He had graduated in electrical engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh and had worked as a cartoonist with a reputed media house before venturing into TV.
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