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RIP : ‘Lagaan’ Actor Shrivallabh Vyas passes away at 60

Actor Shrivallabh Vyas who worked in superhit bollywood films such as Sarfarosh, Lagaan breath his last early morning on 7th January in Jaipur. Shrivallabh has worked in around 60 Bollywood films among which popular ones are Lagaan, Sarfarosh, Abhay, Aan: Men at Work, Shool, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero and Sankat City. He was also active in regional movies, television and theatres.

He is fondly remembered for his role of Ishwar in Lagaan. His portrayal of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Ketan Mehta’s Sardar is one of impactful roles in his career.

The actor was paralysed after he suffered a brain stroke in 2008 at his hotel room in Gujarat. His family shifted to Jaipur due to financial crisis. Bollywood actors such as Aamir Khan, Irrfan and Akshay Kumar were affording his medical expenses.

Actor Daya Shankar Pandey, who was his co-star in Lagaan told, “Vyas was a great actor and we will miss him immensely. He died on Sunday morning around 9.30 am and his last rites will take place in the evening today. He has two daughters and his wife struggled a lot while taking care of Vyas.”

”He was a very well-read man and an immensely talented actor, but he didn’t get his dues. But his work has always spoken for him. He was also into singing and had started writing too, but life was cruel to him,” he added.

Shrivallabh Vyas is survived by his wife Shobha Vyas and two daughters.

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