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Sudden demise: Rajesh Vivek no more

Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek passed away while shooting for his upcoming film in Hyderabad.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 10:30:00 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek who was best know for his role of astrologer 'Guran' in Lagaan(2001) passed away today following a heart attack.

He was 66 years old and was shooting for his upcoming film in Hyderabad during which he got a heart attack. His body will be brought back to Mumbai tomorrow morning following which his funeral will take place at Versova cremation ground, Mumbai.

"I knew Rajesh for more than 40 years. It's extremely sad and a huge loss to the industry," his friend Vishnu Sharma told IANS.

He further added, "He passed away today (Thursday) around 3 o'clock in the afternoon."

Rajesh Vivek was a theater actor and has starred in many Bollywood movies including 'Swades' where he was seen playing the role of a postmaster. During the beginning of his career he established his mark in B-town by playing villain in Veerana and Joshilay.

Later on, he started doing comic roles and was also seen in mythological television series Mahabharat where he played Veda Vyasaya.

This versatile actor was also a part of Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Whats Your Rashee? Bunty Aur Babli, etc.

We pray for the departed soul to rest in peace and may the Lord grant enough courage to the family to bear the loss.

Priyanka Chauhan

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Posted on: 15 January 2016 at 7:08am
Had watched him in Yevade Subramanyam(Telugu movie) before... Such fine actor he was.. RIP Sir

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 10:05pm
RIP..remember his Lagan character very well

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 9:49pm
May his soul rest in peace! May God give strength to his family!

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 8:59pm
May your soul rest in peace! Losing two great people in one day! This is just awful. You will be missed and will always be remembered!

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 3:51pm
what the hell of a day ???? 2 amazing talents lost in a day ... Unhappy

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 2:12pm
2 great actors in a day!!!
its the worst thing which can happen to the world of Cinema!! :/ :'(

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 1:31pm
Gosh today is a really sad day full of unexpected tragic news. First Alan Rickman and now Rajesh Vivek. Been a fan of his since Lagaan. RIP

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 11:57am
RIP...a great actor since DD days...loved his acting in Swades a lot

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 11:36am
Rip
Lagaan he made so hilarious..the scenes between him and gauri were hilarious.

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Posted on: 14 January 2016 at 11:18am
RIP. I really and truly enjoyed him in movies like Lagaan, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Bunty Aur Babli...etc.

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