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Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek dies of heart attack

A file photo of actor Rajesh Vivek. Photo: S.Subramanium

A file photo of actor Rajesh Vivek. Photo: S.Subramanium   | Photo Credit: S_Subramanium.

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The actor was 66 years old.

Actor Rajesh Vivek, who was part of Bollywood for more than two decades, passed away following a heart attack in Hyderabad on Thursday, a close friend confirmed to IANS.

The actor was 66 years old.

“I knew Rajesh for more than 40 years. It’s extremely sad and a huge loss to the industry,” his friend Vishnu Sharma told IANS.

Rajesh was well-known for his role of an astrologer Guran in Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan, and as a postman in Shah Rukh Khan’s Swades.

The actor was shooting in Hyderabad for a southern film when he had a heart attack.

His last rites are expected to be performed in Mumbai today.

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