Guran of 'Lagaan', and postman in 'Swades', actor Rajesh Vivek passes away at 66


Jan 15, 2016 11:54:51 IST

Mumbai: Actor Rajesh Vivek, who was part of Bollywood for more than two decades, died following a heart attack in Hyderabad on Thursday, a close friend said. He was 66.

"I knew Rajesh for more than 40 years. It's extremely sad and a huge loss to the industry," his friend Vishnu Sharma told IANS.

Guran of Lagaan, and postman in Swades, actor Rajesh Vivek passes away at 66

Rajesh Vivek. YouTube screen grab

Rajesh, known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Aamir Khan-starrer "Lagaan", and as the postman in Shah Rukh Khan's "Swades", was shooting in Hyderabad for a southern film where he had a massive heart attack.

"He passed away on Thursday around 3 o'clock in the afternoon," Vishnu Sharma said.

His last rites will be performed in Mumbai on Friday.


Updated Date: Jan 15, 2016 11:54:51 IST