Mumbai: Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, mainly known for his roles in superhits like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’, died due to a heart attack in Hyderabad today. He was 66.
Vivek was first introduced by Shyam Benegal in his film ‘Junoon’ (1978).
Some of his latest films include 'Bunty Aur Babli', 'Bhoot Unkle', 'What is Your Rashee', 'Agnipath', 'Son of Sardaar', 'Dishkiyaaun'.
Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and other Bollywood celebs mourned the demise of actor Rajesh Vivek. They tweeted;
Rajesh Vivek. Wonderful actor and a friend. R I P pic.twitter.com/JoUFFQyqm3— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) January 14, 2016
Saddened to know about the demise of my friend, senior in NSD & a very fine actor Rajesh Vivek. He was a Mast Maula in true sense. RIP.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 15, 2016
RIP Rajesh Vivek..pyar se hum aapko prabhu bulate the.. keep the original entertained. will miss u big time 'prabhu' pic.twitter.com/ciSjSERlJg— Alok Nath (@aloknath) January 14, 2016
Our senior from NSD Rajesh Vivek passed away have great memories of him while doing Bandit queen RIP Rajesh bhai— Tigmanshu Dhulia (@dirtigmanshu) January 15, 2016
राजेश विवेक जी की अकस्मात मृत्यु से काफी दुख हुआ भगवान उनकी आत्मा को शांति दे उनकी यादें हमेशा साथ रहेंगी bandit queen में हम साथ में थे— Manoj Bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) January 15, 2016
Sad to know about the demise of #RajeshVivek, one of the finest actors & a great human being. Lived a faqir's life. RIP!— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 14, 2016
Adhbhut actor Rajesh Vivek ...may God bless his soul।..RIP— Ravi Kishan (@ravikishann) January 14, 2016