Mahabharat’s Bheem, Actor Praveen Kumar Sobti has passed away at 75 on Monday. Now this article write about how Praveen has died & the latest news about his death news.
Actor-athlete Praveen Kumar Sobti, best-known for his performance as Bheem in the B R Chopra-directed TV show Mahabharat, died in New Delhi on Monday evening, reports news agency PTI. Mr Sobti, 74, had a heart attack at his home in New Delhi. “He had a chronic chest infection problem. At night, when he started feeling uneasy, we called the doctor at home. He passed away between 10-10.30 pm following a cardiac arrest,” a family member told PTI. Praveen Kumar Sobti was in the Border Security Force or BSF before achieving sporting glory with medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. He later had a successful acting career and joined politics.
Apart from his ‘Mahabharat’ role, which made him a household name, Sobti was also a very talented athlete. He had been an ace player in the hammer and disc throw and had even participated in the Olympics.
Before becoming an actor, Sobti was a Deputy Commandant in the BSF and had won medals for the country in the Asian and Commonwealth Games. He was a gold medalist at the Asian games held in Hong Kong and the actor represented India twice in the Olympics. He was a well-known name in sports during the 1960s and 70s.
Praveen Kumar Sobti joined the BSF at 20. The official BSF Twitter handle posted this condolence message after Mr Sobti’s death:
“AFI family is in deep shock on the passing away of Olympian & Asian Games medalist Shri Praveen Kumar Sobti ji,74,today,” the governing body said in a tweet.