Rahul Koli, Child Star of India’s Oscar Entry Dies of Cancer
JAMNAGAR, (ANI) – Days before the release of his film ‘Chhello Show‘, child actor Rahul Koli has passed away. He was 17.
Rahul died of leukemia. He had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ahmedabad.
Confirming the demise of Rahul, his father Ramu Koli said that the makers of Rahul’s film ‘Chhello Show’, which is India’s official entry for Oscar 2023, helped him financially throughout his child’s treatment.
Ramu even had to sell his auto rickshaw for his son’s treatment. However, when the crew of the film found out, they helped him buy back the auto.
Rahul was the eldest of three siblings. According to Ramu, Rahul wanted to eradicate his family’s poverty by working in films. “He had a great interest in films. From dance steps to films’ dialogues, he knew everything about cinema. He was my hardworking son,” Ramu shared.
Rahul shot for ‘Chhello Show’ in 2019. His family is planning to watch the film together on October 14 and then perform his final rites.