Mumbai, Aug 4: Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi, best known for starring in films such as "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha", Koi Mil Gaya and Ready , died on Thursday morning due to cardiac arrest, a family member said.

The 67-year-old actor suffered a cardiac arrest ten days ago and was admitted to Kokilaben Dhiruben Ambani hospital in suburban Mumbai.

He was admitted to the hospital for eight to ten days as he suffered cardiac arrest. He had breathing issues and was undergoing treatment. He passed away today morning at 4.00 am due to cardiac arrest, his son-in-law Ashish Chaturvedi told PTI.

The character artist had delivered memorable performances in Hindi films such as "Taal", "Fiza", Asoka , Bunty Aur Babli , Krrish , Gulabo Sitabo and web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story .

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was one of the firsts from the film industry to pay tribute to the actor.

"RIP Mithilesh ji", the filmmaker, who collaborated with Chaturvedi on "Scam 1992", posted on Instagram.

The actor played the memorable role of veteran jurist and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani in the 2020 superhit SonyLIV series, headlined by Pratik Gandhi.

"Ready" director Anees Bazmee said it was difficult for him to process the actor's death.

"Really not able to take this in! Spoke to him a couple of days back and now I see this! Really sad to lose such a gem who was a delight to work and spend time with. My heart goes out to the family. May your soul rest in peace Mithilesh bhai," Bazmee wrote on Twitter.

"Sacred Games" star Kubbra Sait, who made her film debut in 2011's "Ready", said Chaturvedi was "a treasured co-actor".

Popular TV actor Delnaaz Irani remembered Chaturvedi as "an amazing actor" who portrayed great roles.

"Rest In Peace #MithileshChaturvedi," tweeted screenwriter-lyricist Mayur Puri.

The official Twitter handle of Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) posted, "CINTAA expresses its condolences on the demise of Mithilesh Chaturvedi."

Chaturvedi's last rites were held in the evening at a crematorium in Versova.

The actor is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

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Bengaluru, Aug 8: Some students who passed the Pre-University Course (PUC) in 2020-21 but are also writing the Common Entrance Test (CET) in 2022, have approached the High Court.

These students have challenged an alleged note of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) not considering the 2020-21 marks for entrance to professional courses in 2022.

"The marks of students who have passed out in 2021 will not be computed for the purpose of giving ranking in the CET and only the marks obtained in the CET will be taken into consideration for the purpose of granting rankings," the petition cites a KEA note.

A single-judge bench of SR Krishna Kumar heard the petition on Monday.

The Additional Advocate General, Dhyan Chinnappa, informed the High Court, which was hearing the petition, that the counselling of students for admission to professional courses is yet to commence.

The AAG informed the court that the counselling will not commence till the HC hears the petition after which the case was adjourned to August 18.

The petition was filed by Keerthana Y H and a dozen other students.

"Qualifying examination marks are usually higher in the nature of the examinations and the CET markings are usually lower. By excluding the qualifying examination marks, and by taking the CET marks alone for half the proportion would completely disturb the merit matrix of every student," the petition claims.