Actor Jitendra Shastri, who played the role of Usmaan in the hit streaming crime-drama streaming show ‘Mirzapur‘, has passed away.
His co-actor in the series, Rajesh Tailang, informed his followers about his friend’s unfortunate demise through a tweet. Rajesh wrote: “Can’t believe Jitu Bhai is no more, what an amazing actor, what a wonderful human being, amazing sense of humour, got the opportunity to spend time working with him. It was my good fortune. #JitendraShastri Jitu Bhai Regards”
Actor Sanjay Mishra also took to his social media handle to share the sad news. Uploading an old video where he can be seen alongside Jitendra, the senior actor captioned the video in Hindi, which loosely translated into: “Jitu bhai had you been here, you would have said something like ‘Mishra, sometimes what happens is that a name stays in the mobile’s contact list and the person goes out of network’. You are out of the world, but will always remain in the network of my mind and heart Om Shanti.”
विश्वास नहीं हो रहा जीतू भाई नहीं रहे, कितने कमाल के अभिनेता, कितने कमाल के इंसान , कमाल का सेंस ऑफ ह्यूमर ,उनके साथ काम करने का, समय बिताने का अवसर मिला, सौभाग्य मेरा। #JitendraShastri जीतू भाई सादर नमन 💐🙏 pic.twitter.com/sLPtSCPNAx
— Rajesh Tailang (@rajeshtailang) October 15, 2022
जीतू भाई आप होते तो आप कुछ ऐसा बोलते, ” मिश्रा sometimes क्या होता है ना कि, mobile में नाम रह जाता है, और इंसान network से out हो जाता है “, you are out of the world, but will always remain in network of my mind and heart 😔🙏 Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/XWP78ULCiO
— Sanjay Mishra (@imsanjaimishra) October 15, 2022
‘The Family Man’ actor Manoj Bajpayee also tweeted: “So sad to hear the passing away of my senior and initial mumbai days friend Jeetu shastri! A great actor and an exemplary human being!”
So sad to Herat the passing away of my senior and initial mumbai days friend Jeetu shastri! A great actor and a exemplary human being! Rest in peace mere bhai! This material world couldn’t know what to do with a divine soul like you! Heartbroken! ॐ शान्ति ! 🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) October 15, 2022
Jitendra Shastri was an accomplished theatre actor. He had appeared in films like ‘Black Friday’, ‘Lajja’, ‘Charas’.