The popular show Mahabharat’s Bheem played by actor Praveen Kumar Sobti passed away at the age of 75.
Reportedly, the actor passed away due to a heart attack. As per reports, he was suffering from illness for a very long time.
Actor Praveen Kumar Sobti dies in Delhi
As per reports from the Indian Express, his daughter mentioned, “He passed away yesterday around 9.30 pm. He suffered a heart attack. He died at home in Delhi.”
Pravin Kumar Sobti became a popular name after playing the role of Bheem in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat. He passed away at the age of 75.
He started his career with Mahabharat
As per information, the actor had started his acting career with the role of Bheem in Mahabharat. Besides this, he also starred in many hit films including Amitabh Bachchan’s Shahenshah and Dharmendra’s Loha.
Few of his other films are Aaj Ka Arjun, Ajooba, Ghayal, among others. Also he worked in more than 50 movies.
His last movie was ‘Mahabharat Aur Barbareek’, which was released in 2013. Reportedly, Praveen besides being a great actor was also an excellent sportsperson.
He was a hammer and discus throw athlete
Previously, he was a four-time Asian Games medallist, and also represented India in 1968 Mexico and 1972 Munich Olympics.
Further, the actor was also honoured with the Arjuna Award for his bravery.
Actor Praveen Kumar Sobti had also contested for the Delhi Assembly elections 2013, on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket.
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