Actor Rajesh Vivek dies of heart attack in Hyderabad

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Published: January 15, 2016 12:04:47 PM

Television and Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, who was mainly known for his roles in superhits like 'Lagaan' and 'Swades', and TV serials like Bharat Ki Khoj, Mahabharat, died of a heart attack in Hyderabad yesterday.

Television and Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, who was mainly known for his roles in superhits like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’, and TV serials like Bharat Ki Khoj, Mahabharat, died of a heart attack in Hyderabad yesterday.

According to reports, he passed around 3 pm yesterday in Hyderbad.

Condolences poured from the nation as actors and politicians tweeted to pay their tributes to the actor.

“Rajesh Vivek. Wonderful actor and a friend. R I P,” Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor tweeted.

“Sad to know about the demise of #RajeshVivek, one of the finest actors & a great human being. Lived a faqir’s life. RIP!,” Censor board member Ashoke Pandit said.

“#RajeshVivek We Will Always Remember Your Acting In Lagaan And Swadesh. You’ll Be In Our Memories Forever. #RIP,” Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja tweeted.

Vivek had also played role of Veda Vyasa, author of the Mahabharata in the popular series Mahabharat (TV series).

He made his mark as a villain in the beginning with films like Veerana and Joshilay, often playing roles of henchman- but later on he started doing comedic/supporting roles.

His last rites will be performed in Mumbai on Friday.

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