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Condolences pour in as ‘Mahabharata’ actor Praveen Kumar Sobti passes away, Netizens hail the former Olympian

Sobti had left for his heavenly abode on Monday night. Born in Punjab, the actor had just turned 74, in December last year was also an athlete

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New Delhi: Veteran actor and athlete Praveen Kumar Sobti who essayed the role of ‘Bheem’ in BR Chopra’s ‘Mahabharata’ has passed away at the age of 74.

As per reports, Kumar Sobti had left for his heavenly abode on Monday night. Born in Punjab, the actor who had just turned 74, in December last year was also an athlete. He had participated in the hammer throw and won several medals for India in the Asian and Commonwealth Games and even participated in the Olympics.

The actor had worked in about 30 movies in his showbiz career and played many memorable roles including Mukhtaar Singh in Amitabh Bachchan’s cult classic film ‘Shahenshah’

As the news of Sobti’s sudden demise surfaced online, Netizens pour in condolences on microblogging site Twitter, hailing the former Olympian.

Check some early reactions here: 

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