Marathi actor Ravindra Mahajani found dead in Pune
The Marathi film industry mourns the loss of veteran actor-director Ravindra Mahajani, who was discovered deceased in a rented apartment in the Talegaon Dabhade area near Pune. According to the police, the 77-year-old actor’s body was found on Friday evening, indicating that he had likely passed away approximately three days prior.
Authorities were alerted to the situation by neighbors who noticed a foul smell emanating from Mahajani’s residence. Upon arriving at the scene, they broke open the door to his apartment and discovered his lifeless body. A senior official from the Talegaon Dabhade police station confirmed these details.
The police suspect that Mahajani had died three days earlier. While he owned a house in Mumbai, he had been residing in Talegaon Dabhade for the past eight months, according to the police official.
Ravindra Mahajani was a prominent figure in the Marathi film industry, known for his contributions as an actor and director. His untimely demise has left the industry and his fans in shock and sorrow. His body of work stands as a testament to his talent and dedication to the craft.
As the news of his passing spreads, tributes pour in from colleagues, friends, and fans who remember him for his remarkable performances and his significant contributions to Marathi cinema. The loss of Ravindra Mahajani leaves a void in the industry, and his legacy will be remembered for years to come.
Authorities are conducting further investigations to determine the exact cause of his death. Meanwhile, the Marathi film community and fans remember him fondly, cherishing the memories he created through his artistic endeavors.
Following his passing, the mortal remains of veteran Marathi actor Ravindra Mahajani were taken to a hospital for post-mortem examination, as confirmed by the police. Mahajani had a notable career in Marathi cinema, starring in several films from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s.
Throughout his acting journey, Mahajani delivered impressive performances in various movies, including “Mumbaicha Fauzdar,” “Zunj,” and “Kalat Nakalat.” His contributions to the Marathi film industry earned him a special place in the hearts of the audience. Interestingly, his son, Gashmeer Mahajani, has also followed in his footsteps and is recognized as an actor in Marathi cinema.
Upon learning about the sad news, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expressed his condolences over Mahajani’s demise. He acknowledged the veteran actor’s captivating acting skills and extended his wishes for eternal peace for Mahajani’s soul. Shinde also offered strength and support to the grieving Mahajani family during this difficult time.
Sharad Pawar, the President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), also paid tribute to Mahajani, recognizing the tremendous loss suffered by the Marathi film industry due to his untimely passing. Pawar expressed solidarity with the Mahajani family and offered his heartfelt condolences. In a tweet, he conveyed his tribute to the late actor, emphasizing the impact and legacy left behind by Ravindra Mahajani.
The news of Ravindra Mahajani’s death has saddened the Marathi film community, and fans and colleagues are joining in mourning the loss of a talented artist. His notable contributions to the industry and his memorable performances will be cherished and remembered for years to come.
Here are some of Ravindra Mahajani’s award-winning films:
- Zoonj (1989): Won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.
- Aaram Haram Ahe (1990): Won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Marathi.
- Laxmi Chi Pavale (1991): Won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.
- Kay Rao Tumhi (2015): Won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Marathi Film
Mahajani was also nominated for several other awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Marathi for his roles in Devta (1982), Mumbai cha Fauzdar (1984), and Kalat Nakalat (1990).