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Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for his comic roles, dies at 63

Vijay Chavan, who featured in more than 350 films, was reportedly not keeping well for a long time and had been admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mumbai for the last four to five days after his health deteriorated.

regional movies Updated: Aug 24, 2018 13:06 IST
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Vijay Chavan was mostly known for his comic roles in Marathi films.(YouTube Grab)

Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for his comic roles, died on Friday morning at a hospital 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 at a private hospital here.

“He 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,” the hospital official told PTI.

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.

Moru Chi Mavshi is one of his famous plays in which he was appreciated for portraying a woman.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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First Published: Aug 24, 2018 13:05 IST