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Nirmal Pandey passes away at 48 from a cardiac arrest

Nirmal Pandey was an Indian Bollywood actor, who was known for his role Vikram Mallah in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen (1994), for portrayal of a transvestite in Daayraa (1996) for which he won a Best Actor Valenti award in France, and Godmother (1999).

He died on Feb 18th 2010 following a cardiac arrest at 2.30 IST in Mumbai.

He was suppose to watch his latest film Lahore on 22nd Feb. at a special screening with Legendary Humorist R. K. Laxman and Music Maestro MM Kreem. Lahore releasing on March 19th would be the last film of this talented actor.

Nirmal Pandey did his schooling in Almora and Nainital, Uttarakhand, and later graduated from the National School of Drama. He was born on year 1966 in Nainital and passed away on the 18th of February 2010.

He married Archana Sharma, principal of City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, on 6 May 2005.

He holds an extremely unique record for winning a Best Actress award, at the 1997 France’s Valenciennes Film Festival for his portrayal of a transvestite in Amol Palekar’s Daayra (1996). He shared the Best Actress award with the female lead of the film Sonali Kulkarni at the Valenciennes Film Festival (France, 1997)

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