Veteran actor Arvind Trivedi, who was best known for starring as Ravan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, passed away at 82. Arvind Trivedi died because of a heart attack on Tuesday night.
Arvind was very famous for his acting in Ramayan and was also passionate about public service. He also served as a Member of Parliament from 1991 to 1996. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Sabarkatha constituency in 1991 on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
Arvind Trivedi’s nephew Kaushaubh Trivedi confirmed the actor’s death. “Arvind uncle was not keeping well and his health further deteriorated in the last couple of years. He passed away on Tuesday night around 9.30 pm after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. He went peacefully at his home in Kandivali (Mumbai), surrounded by his family,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote: “We have lost Shri Arvind Trivedi, who was not only an exceptional actor but also was passionate about public service. For generations of Indians, he will be remembered for his work in the Ramayan TV serial. Condolences to the families and admirers of both actors. Om Shanti.”
Ramayan actors Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri and Dipika Chikhalia have paid tributes to him.
Actor Dipika Chikhalia, who essayed the role of Sita in the show, also shared her condolences. “my heart felt condolences to his family …a very fine human being #arvindtrivedi #ravan,” she wrote on Instagram. Ramayan’s Ram, actor Arun Govil, also remembered his late friend and paid his tribute to him.
Arvind acted in many Gujarati films, like Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya (1998), Kunwarbai Nu Mamerun (1974), Santu Rangili (1976). He also did a few Hindi films like Jangal Mein Mangal (1972) and Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973), among others. He did almost 300 films in his career.