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MUMBAI, Jun. 5, 2023 (TBINN)

Actor Gufi Paintal, best known for playing Shakuni Mama in the epic television serial Mahabharat, died today at an age of 79 in a hospital due to age-related issues. Gufi’s nephew Hiten Paintal informed.

Earlier, veteran actor was admitted at a hospital in suburban Andheri. Unfortunately, he is no more. He passed away at the hospital at around 9 A.M. His heart gave up. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, Hiten told the Press.

Earlier, Hiten told the Press that his uncle was not keeping well due to age-related health issues. He had blood pressure and heart issues. He was keeping unwell and all this was going on for a while. Things got severe now so we got him to the hospital for observation. He has been in the hospital for seven to eight days.

Gufi Paintal’s acting credits also include 1980s Hindi films such as Suhaag, Dillagi, as well as television shows C.I.D. and Hello Inspector, but his manipulative uncle act as Shakuni Mama from B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat made him a household name.

Gufi Paintal is survived by his son, daughter-in-law and a grandchild. The last rites will be held today at around 4 9.M. at a crematorium in suburban Andheri.

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