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Jaspal Bhatti, the jovial and genial sardar, is no more
Jaspal Bhatti, the jovial and genial sardar with his subtle and refined sense of wit and humour, has passed away after a road accident this morning in Jalandhar. His son is also critically injured and fighting for his life in a local hospital.

BHATTI WAS on a promotional tour in Panjab for his latest film ‘Power Cut’ in Jalandhar to mark the launch of his son Jasraj. The film was to be released this Friday.

Though, an electrical engineer by profession, Bhatti, rose to become the most famous Sikh comedian, humourist and satirist of modern times. After graduation, he joined the Punjab government as an engineer but later switched over as cartoonist with an English daily The Tribune. Thereafter, he produced the popular show Ulta-Pulta on Doordarshan, which was followed up with Flop Show.

Besides acting in serials and Bollywood films, Bhatti had set up his MAD Arts and film school at Mohali, near Chandigarh along with his son for acting and film production.

His spoofs on social issues and corruption were liked a lot by people, and he will be remembered for his wit, satire and comedy that entertained the audience for years.

MP Singh, wrote on his Facebook page, “Very, very sad at Jaspal Bhatti's passing away in a tragic car accident early today morning. The irrepressible sardar gave us unforgettable satire shows "Flop Show" and "Ulta Pulta", and heralded a unique and effective culture of anti-establishment protests through street plays. May Waheguru rest his soul in peace!" "God is a lousy comedian, no?," he wrote further.

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