Veteran television and film actor Mukesh Rawal, who was best known for playing Vibhishan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, passed away in a train accident yesterday, a kin has confirmed.
The accident took place when the 65-year-old actor was travelling for the dubbing of an upcoming Gujarati film. His body was found at Kandivali railway track yesterday morning at 9.33 AM, but his relatives identified him only this morning. This is according to railway police press release.
“His dead body was found today morning at a railway track in Mumbai. He died in a train accident. We haven’t got the body yet for the last rites. It is still in the morgue,” Rawal’s cousin sister-in-law Tejal Rawal told indianexpress.com
When the news of Rawal’s death spread, some media reports suggested it was a suicide case, considering his body was found at a railway track. Tejal, however, refuted the reports. She also refused to divulge more details. The actor’s cremation will take place tonight in Mumbai.
Rawal appeared in Bollywood films like Zid, Satta, Auzaar and Kasak. He was also a popular Gujarati film artiste. He was last seen in 2014 Gujarati movie, Sathiyo Chalyo Khodaldham.
Rawal was also known for his contribution on stage in plays like Bol Baby Bol, Bindaas Bol which was directed by Falguni Rawal. The play aimed to motivate the girls for education and at the same time, it shows that girls have the same rights as the boys. Mukesh also acted in the Gujarati super hit stage play, Ame Tane Ane Rataniyo.
Other popular TV serials, in which Rawal was seen were Balaji Telefilms’ Kohi Apna Sa, Hasratein and Imagine TV’s Beend Banoongaa Ghodi Chadunga (2012-2012).