Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for comic roles, passes away
Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for his comic roles, passed away this morning at Fortis Hospital in Mumbai's Mulund suburb after a prolonged illness, a hospital official said. He was 63. The actor, who has featured in more than 350 films, was reportedly not keeping well for some time and was undergoing treatment. 'Moruchi Mavshi' is one of his famous plays. Here's more.
Chavan was admitted to hospital since last 4-5 days
"He (Chavan) was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mulund since the last four-five days as his health had started deteriorating. He passed away today morning at about 5 am," the hospital official said.
Chavan was honored with V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award
Chavan was honored with a number of prestigious awards, including the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Chavan, who also featured in numerous plays, is best remembered for his comic roles in Marathi films such as 'Jatra', 'Zapatlela', 'Pachadlele', 'Mumbaicha Dabewala', and 'Shrimanta Damodar Panta' among others. His other films are 'Jigar' (1998), 'Zabardast' (2007), 'Balidaan' (1991), and 'Huntash' (2017).