Veteran actor Ravi Patwardhan dies of heart attack
Best known for starring in the Marathi show, Aggabai Sasubai, and 1980s Hindi films like Tezaab and Ankush, Ravi died on Saturday following a massive heart attack
Veteran actor Ravi Patwardhan, best known for starring in the Marathi show, Aggabai Sasubai, and 1980s Hindi films like Tezaab and Ankush, died on Saturday following a massive heart attack, his elder son Niranjan Patwardhan said. He was 84.
Ravi Patwardhan, whose career in the entertainment industry spanned about four decades, was rushed to Jupiter Hospital in Thane after he complained of breathlessness.
"He passed away due to a massive heart attack last night around 9-9.30 pm. He had some breathing issues and had a seizure at home so we rushed him immediately to the hospital. He stopped responding and within half-an-hour, we lost him," Niranjan Patwardhan told PTI today.
The last rites of the actor, his son said, were held in Thane around noon. Ravi Patwardhan had also acted in several plays and featured in around 200 films, including Yeshwant (1997) in Hindi, and Marathi features like Asha Asavya Sun (1981), Umbartha (1982), Jhanjaar (1987), and Jyotiba Phule, a 2019 Marathi language show.
Besides Niranjan Patwardhan, the actor is survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.