Mumbai: Renowned theater actor of Hindi and Marathi films Ravi Patwardhan died at the age of 84 on Sunday due to cardiac arrest. Ravi Patwardhan had been suffering from heart disease for a long time. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday with difficulty breathing but his condition did not improve and he breathed his last on Sunday.
Famous in the role of villain
Ravi Patwardhan, who started his career in 1970, has played various roles in more than 200 films, TV shows and plays. However, he became more famous as a villain. His popular Hindi films include ‘Tejab’. The film starred Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles. Ravi Patwardhan also acted in films like Zanzar, Bandhan and Yashwant.
An atmosphere of mourning in the industry
News of his death has rekindled a wave of mourning in the Hindi and Marathi industries. Sunil Bhonsle, producer of Patwardhan’s TV show Agarbai Sasubai, has confirmed his death. He said, ‘I spoke to him a fortnight ago because we had to start shooting for our show. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we made some changes to the story in such a way that it could shoot from home. Sunil said that Ravi Patwardhan was shooting till the end. But in old age he died of health problems. He also had a heart attack in February but recovered by then. “