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Gujarati actor Arvind Joshi passes away at 84

Arvind Joshi, a known face in the Gujarati theatre and film circuit, also starred in Hindi movies like Apmaan Ki Aag, Sholay and Ittefaq.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai |
Updated: January 30, 2021 8:40:27 am
Arvind JoshiArvind Joshi was 84. (Photos: Express Archive and Rohit Bose Roy/Instagram)

Actor Arvind Joshi passed away in a Mumbai hospital on Friday morning. He was 84.

His sister-in-law, actor Sarita Joshi told indianexpress.com, “Arvind ji passed away early morning today. He was admitted at Nanavati Hospital due to age-related health issues. He was 84. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.”

Arvind Joshi, a known face in the Gujarati theatre and film circuit, also starred in Hindi movies like Apmaan Ki Aag (1990), Sholay (1975) and Ittefaq (1969).

Several celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of Joshi.

Paresh Rawal tweeted, “Irreparable loss to Indian theatre; with grief we say goodbye to the noted actor Shri Arvind Joshi. A stalwart, a versatile actor, an accomplished thespian, are the words that come to mind when I think of his performances. My condolences to @TheShermanJoshi & family.AUM SHANTI.”

Anil Sharma posted on Twitter, “V sad to hear about sad demise of Shree Arvind Joshi Ji ..My heartiest condolences to @TheSharmanJoshi n entire family .. RIP 🙏”

Rohit Bose Roy took to Instagram to post, “Another legend passes.. I lost my father in law and Gujarati theatre lost its last legend… he strode the floorboards of practically every major theatre in india with charm, finesse and the confidence only seen in royalty.. small wonder then that he was regarded as a Monarch of Gujarati theatre…But more than anything, the world lost a nice guy… Rest in peace Arvind Bhai 🙏🏼 I’m sure you’ll bump into my Dad up there and when u do, give him a huge hug for me and have a drink! Cheers! #arvindjoshirip @sharmanjoshi @manasijoshiroy @prerana_joshi01.”

Arvind Joshi’s cremation will be held today afternoon at Vile Parle Crematorium in Mumbai.

He is survived by his wife and two children – actors Sharman Joshi and Manasi Joshi Roy.

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