Mumbai, Jan 14: Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, best known for his role in the blockbuster movie Lagaan breathed his last on Thursday. The revered artist died after suffering heart attack. Vivek was 66-years old and was not known to be in serious medical condition.Also Read - Viral Video: Little Girl Celebrates Janmashtami by Dancing to 'Radha Kaise Na Jale', Delights The Internet | Watch
Although, he was away from the limelight from the past several years, Vivek is still recalled for his role in the Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan, where he played the comic astrologer role of Guranbaba. Apart from Lagaan, he also received critical admiration for his role as the postmaster in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Swadesh. (ALSO READ: Aamir Khan not working on Lagaan sequel) Also Read - 'Hum Jeet Gaye': PIB Celebrates Indian Men Hockey Team's Bronze Victory With a 'Lagaan' Twist | Watch
Vivek rose as a ground-root artist who worked step-by-step by working hard in each and every role he picked up in the television circuit. He is known for the characters played in television epics Mahabharata and Bharat Ek Khoj. Also Read - Aamir Khan Recalls How His Ex-Wife Reena Dutta Turned Co-Producer For Lagaan: She Did A Remarkable Job, I Wonder How!
In the latter part of his career, Vivek performed in movies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, What’s Your Raashee? (as the Astrologer/Detective) and Bunty Aur Babli.