Bollywood actor Shrivallabh Vyas, who was known for his role in Aamir Khan's Lagaan, breathed his last on Sunday in Jaipur. The actor passed away after suffering from prolonged illness. He was 60.
Vyas was a known face in the industry and was a part of over 50 movies along with television shows and theatre as well.
An alumnus of National School of Drama, Vyas created a niche for himself with some impactful roles, the most notable ones being- Ishwar from ‘Laagan’ and Jinnah from ‘Sardar’.
However, he reportedly left acting in 2008 after suffering a brain stroke while shooting for a movie after which he got paralyzed.
The media reports also stated that Vyas even suffered financial crisis as a result of which his family shifted to Jaipur. Several Bollywood celebs including Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Irrfan Khan even came to his help and took care of his medical expenses during his time of need.
Shrivallabh's close friend, Daya Shankar Pandey told Indian Express, Vyas was a great actor and we will miss him immensely. He died on Sunday morning around 9.30 am. 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 Vyas is survived by wife Shobha Vyas and two daughters.