Dinesh Phadnis, a prominent figure known for his role in the popular Indian television show CID, sadly passed away at the age of 57

Dinesh Phadnis was renowned for playing the character of Fredrick (or Fredericks) in the long-running crime show CID.

His portrayal of Fredrick made him a beloved figure among the show's audience. His passing was widely mourned in the Indian television industry, especially by the cast and fans of CID.

Besides his memorable acting as Inspector Fredericks in CID, Dinesh Phadnis also contributed as a co-writer for some series episodes.

Phadnis made his Bollywood debut in the 1999 film 'Sarfarosh'. He also appeared in the song 'Mela Dilon Ka' in the film 'Mela' in 2000.

He also acted alongside Suniel Shetty in the Bollywood film 'Officer' in 2001 and in 2019, he featured in the Hrithik Roshan starrer film 'Super 30

He wrote scripts for a Marathi film and a few Hindi films, displaying his talent in storytelling and script creation.

Phadnis had roles in various other television series. In 2006, he acted in a few episodes of the horror TV series 'Aahat.'

He made a guest appearance in the TV show 'Adaalat' in 2012 and in the Hindi sitcom 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' in 2014.

Do you know, Apart from his professional career, Dinesh Phadnis was passionate about writing poems and short stories.

He also followed a regular workout regimen to maintain his fitness, showing his dedication to both mental and physical well-being.