Jaspal Bhatti No More

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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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