Another bad news came out from the entertainment world on Monday morning. Actor Gufi Paintal, who became a household name after playing Shakuni Mama in the TV serial Mahabharata, passed away. Two days ago, news of the actor’s ill health came to the fore. Apart from TV, Gufi Paintal also played notable roles in many films.
Was admitted to the hospital three days ago
The news of the actor’s hospitalization came to the fore on Friday. Gufi Paintal’s nephew Hiten had also informed about his health. Hiten had told that the veteran actor is already battling heart and kidney related ailments. He is getting treatment for these diseases.
Hiten Patel shared the news
The news of the actor demise has also been confirmed by his nephew Hiten. Hiten has shared a post on his Instagram story, in which he has written – Shakuni Mama i.e. famous actor Gufi Paintal passed away in Mahabharata. Please tell, the full name of the actor was Sarabjit Goofy Paintal.
Funeral will be held today at 4 pm
According to media reports, his last rites will be held in Mumbai at 4 pm today. Gufi’s health deteriorated a week ago. At that time he was in Faridabad. Earlier he was admitted to a hospital in Faridabad. Then when the condition worsened, he was taken to Mumbai, where he was undergoing treatment.
Gufi Paintal worked in many shows
Talking about Gufi Paintal’s TV career, he worked in many serials like ‘Mahabharata’, ‘Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuen’, ‘Karna Sangini’, ‘Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki’. Apart from this, he also played characters in many Hindi films, including ‘Rafuchakkar’, ‘Dillagi’, ‘Des Pardes’, ‘Maidan-e-Jung’, ‘Dawa’, ‘The Revenge: Geeta Mera Naam’. Goofy made his Bollywood debut in 1975 with ‘Rafuchakkar’.