Actor Arvind Trivedi, who played the role of Ravan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday night. The veteran actor was not feeling well for a long time and he reportedly suffered a heart attack followed by multiple organ failure. The actor was 82 when he breathed his last. His last rites will take place in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.
For the uninitiated, Arvind Trivedi became a household name after he played the role of Ravana in Ramayan alongside Arun Govil as Lord Ram, Dipika Chikhlia as Sita, and Dara Singh as Hanuman. He then went on to play the same role in many Gujarati films. In his career spanning 40 years, Trivedi also worked in another popular fictional series titled Vikram Aur Betaal.
Apart from his iconic character in Ramayan, Arvind Trivedi was also known for his key role in the cult TV show ‘Vikram Aur Betaal’. He also appeared in Gujarati films. Talking about the actor’s famous show Ramayan, its return to television had proved to be a blessing in disguise as its popularity among the masses increased manifold. Ramayan made a record of being the most-watched show in the world much to the rejoice of the audience. It was an unbelievable milestone for a classic show that had made a comeback to television after almost 33 years.