Bollywood actor Shri Vallabh Vyas who played the memorable character of Ishwar Kaka in hit film, ‘Lagaan’ has been passes away on Sunday in Jaipur. The actor died at the age of 60.
In 2008, the actor suffered a brain stroke followed by a paralytic attack while shooting for a film in Gujarat. He fell in the toilet in the middle of the night and was found the next morning in a pool of blood. He was later operated on and was paralysed since then. As his family couldn’t afford his treatment, they relocated from Mumbai to Jaisalmer and later Jaipur for treatment.
It needs to be said that Bollywood came together to help him as Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Irrfab and a few other Bollywood celebrities were taking care of his medical expenses.
Actor Daya Shankar Pandey, who is a close family friend of Vyas, confirmed the demise news.He said, “Vyas was a great actor and we will miss him immensely. He died on Sunday morning around 9.30 am and his last rites took place in the evening itself. He has two daughters and his wife struggled a lot while taking care of Vyas.”
“He was a very well-read man and an immensely talented actor, but he didn’t get his dues. But his work has always spoken for him. He was also into singing and had started writing too, but life was cruel to him,” added Daya Shankar.
Shrivallabh, is known for acting in Bollywood films like, ‘Lagaan’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Abhay’, ‘Aan: Men At Work’, ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’, ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’, ‘Maya Memsaab’ and ‘Sankat city’.
May his soul rest in peace!