Renowned theater director, satirist and famous columnist Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passed away after a long illness. He was 78 years old. His family said Thapliyal had intestinal cancer and had been in and out of medical facilities for some time. He returned home on July 17 after being discharged from the hospital, but spent his last life at his residence on Tuesday evening.
Bina Thapliyal is survived by his 70-year-old wife, son Ritesh Thapliyal, daughter Ritun Mishra and son-in-law Satyendra Mishra.
Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has condoled the death of a well-known Theater artist and literary figure.
In his message of condolences, the prime minister said Thapliyal had enriched the world of theater and literature with his talent.
“It is difficult to compensate for the loss caused by the death of Urmil Kumar Thapliyal in the world of art and literature,” he said in a statement.