Gufi Paintal, who played Shakuni Mama In Mahabharat, dies at 79. Reportedly, he breathed his last on Monday morning at 9 AM.
He is best known for playing Shakuni mama in the epic TV serial Mahabharat, died on Monday at a hospital here due to age-related issues, said his nephew Hiten Paintal.
The veteran actor was admitted to a hospital in suburban Andheri. “unfortunately, he is no more. He passed away at the hospital at around 9 am. His heart gave up. He passed away peacefully in his sleep,” Hiten told to media. As per the reports, he was not keeping well due to age-related health issues for the past few months.
Gufi Paintal’s acting credits also include 1980s Hindi films such as Suhaag, and Dillagi, as well as television, shows CID and Hello Inspector, but his manipulative uncle act as Shakuni Mama from BR Chopra’s “Mahabharat” made him a household name.
He is survived by his son, daughter-in-law, and a grandchild. The last rites will be held today at around 4 pm at a crematorium in suburban Andheri.