Friday, 29 September, 2023

‘Mahabharat’ actor Gufi Paintal dies

Veteran Indian actor Gufi Paintal, best known for playing ‘Shakuni mama’ in the epic TV serial ‘Mahabharat’, died on Monday at a hospital in Mumbai due to age-related issues, his nephew Hiten Paintal confirmed. He was 79.
The veteran actor, whose real name was Saravjit Singh Paintal, was admitted to a hospital in suburban Andheri , report agencies.  
Gufi has appeared in both TV shows and films. He was seen in ‘Bahadur Shah Zafar’, ‘Mahabharat’, ‘Kanoon’, ‘Om Namah Shivay’, ‘CID’, ‘Ssshhhh Koi Hai’, ‘RadhaKrishn’ and ‘Jay Kaniya lal Ki’ among other shows. He made his debut with the 1975 film ‘Rafoo Chakkar’.