Arvind Trivedi, Ravana of TV cult hit 'Ramayana' passes away

Arvind Trivedi

Arvind Trivedi

Immortalized as Ravana from Ramanand Sagar's legendary mythological series 'Ramayan', actor Arvind Trivedi passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday night. He was 82 years old. When ETimes contacted his nephew Kaustubh Trivedi, he confirmed the unfortunate news and said, "He was not well for quite some time, but today he suffered a heart attack and this led to multiple organ failure." 

The last rites of the actor will take place on Wednesday morning at Dahanukarwadi crematorium in Mumbai. One of the most iconic characters on Indian television, apart from playing the role of Ravana in Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayana', Trivedi also played a pivotal role in the cult TV show 'Vikram Aur Betaal'. Not only this, Trivedi had a long career spanning over three decades in Gujarati cinema. 

The movie 'Desh Re Zoya Dada Pardesh Zoya' is one of the most popular Gujarati movies of all time. Trivedi's brother Upendra Trivedi was also a well-known name in Gujarati cinema. He was also a Member of Parliament from 1991 to 1996.  For some time between 2002 and 2003, he also served as the acting chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Filmmaker K Amar who confirmed the news to ETimes, had worked with Trivedi in a film. He said, “He was a very nice person and had a great sense of humour.  He acted in the Gujarati film 'Matema Bija Vagdan Va', which was probably one of his last films.

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