Friday, 15 January 2016


Rajesh Vivek, Astrologer Guran From Lagaan, Dies of Heart Attack

MR VIVEK, 66, WHO ACTED IN A STRING OF BOLLYWOOD FILMS SUCH AS SON OF SARDAR, AGNEEPATH AND MUMBAI MAST KALANDAR, IS BEST KNOWN FOR PLAYING ASTROLOGER GURAN IN LAGAAN AND THE POSTMASTER FROM SWADES
Television actor Rajesh Vivek, known for his work in films such as Lagaan and Swades, died of heart attack in Hyderabad on January 14. He was 66.

His friend, colleague Vishnu Sharma confirmed the news to IANS, "He passed away yesterday (Thursday) around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. I knew Rajesh for more than 40 years. It's extremely sad and a huge loss to the industry."

Mr Vivek, who acted in a string of Bollywood films such as Bunty Aur Babli, Son of Sardar, Agneepath and Bandit Queen, is best known for playing astrologer Guran in 2001's Lagaanand the postmaster from the 2004 hit Swades.

Originally a theatre-actor, he also appeared on several TV shows, notably the seriesMahabharata,  Bharat Ek Khoj and Aghori.

His last rites will be performed in Mumbai today.