Mahabharat's Praveen Kumar Sobti, Who Played Bheem, Passes Away Due To Heart Attack At Age 75

Mahabharat's Praveen Kumar Sobti passed away due to heart attack on Monday

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Mahabharat's Praveen Kumar Sobti, Who Played Bheem, Passes Away Due To Heart Attack At Age 75
Praveen Kumar Sobti, famous for portraying Bheem in B. R. Chopra's iconic mythological TV series 'Mahabharat' passed away due to a heart attack on Monday. The veteran actor breathed his last at his Ashok Vihar residence in Delhi. His daughter told IndianExpress.com, "He passed away yesterday around 9.30 pm. He suffered a heart attack. He died at home in Delhi."

Before he stepped into the acting world, he was a hammer and discus throw events at International sporting events. The veteran actor won the silver medal in the hammer throw in the 1966 Commonwealth Games held in Kingston, Jamaica. He also won four medals for India in the Asian Games - two Golds in the discus throw event in the 1966 and 1970 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the 1966 games, he also won the Bronze medal in the hammer throw event before finishing his medal count with a silver medal in the discus throw event in the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran, Iran. ALSO READ:RIP Lata Mangeshkar: Here Are Some Lesser Known And SHOCKING Facts About The Nightingale Of India

Talking about his movies, he entered the industry in the early 1980s and did brief cameos in films like Raksha, Hum Hain Lajawab, Agnee and Yudh. He was also a part of Shahenshah starring Amitabh Bachchan. He essayed the role of Mukhtar Singh in the film. After starring as Bheem in Mahabharata, he became a household name.

Apart from acting, he was also into politics. He had contested the Delhi Assembly elections on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket in 2013. He lost and later joined BJP.

The late actor is now survived by his wife, daughter, two younger brothers and a sister.







Image Source:Instagram/PraveenKumarBheem
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