Pune: Noted Marathi film and stage actor Nilu Phule today died in a city hospital.
He was 80.
Phule was suffering from cancer of the oesophagus and was admitted to the hospital on July 5.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
A versatile artiste, Phule had acted in around 130 films, including some Hindi movies, and a number of Marathi plays that won him acclaim.