Veteran actor Gufi Paintal has left for his heavenly abode at the age of 79. He breathed his last on Monday morning around 9:00 am due to age-related health issues. He became a household name for his brilliant portrayal of Shakuni Mama in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat (1980). He was admitted to a hospital in suburban Andheri in the last week of May when his heart and kidney-related conditions worsened.
The late actor’s family released a statement to announce his demise. Quoted by Indian express they wrote, “With profound grief we announce the sad demise of our father Mr Gufi Paintal (Shakuni Mama). He passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family.” Shedding light on his passing, his nephew Hiten Paintal told the media publication that the veteran passed away due to a heart failure. ALSO READ: Mahabharat’s Shakuni Mama Gufi Paintal Is CRITICAL, Admitted To Hospital Due To Heart, Kidney Problems; Brother Urges Fans To Pray For Him
For the unversed, having made a name for himself in the industry with his powerful performances as an actor, Paintalb had also tried his hands at directing television shows and movies. His most famous work being Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He also worked as a casting director, production designer and associate director for BR Films.
He starred in movies like Dillagi (1978), Des Pardes (1978), Daava (1997), and Samrat & Co (2014) and tv shows Mahabharat, Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap, Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein, Karmaphal Daata Shani and Karn Sangini last seen in Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki, Paintal was the brother of renowned comic actor Paintal of Satte Pe Satta fame. The late actor is survived by his family.
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