RIP Rajesh Vivek: B-Town mourns ‘wonderful’, ‘fine’ actor’s demise

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee have mourned the death of actor Rajesh Vivek, whom they described as a “wonderful”, “fine” and “brilliant” talent.

Rajesh, who was part of the entertainment industry for more than two decades, died following a heart attack in Hyderabad on Thursday. He was 66.

Known for his roles in films like “Lagaan”, “Swades”, “Veerana” and “Bandit Queen”, Rajesh was shooting in Hyderabad for a southern film, when he had a massive heart attack.

B-Town took to Twitter to express their grief:

Rishi Kapoor: Rajesh Vivek. Wonderful actor and a friend. RIP.

Anupam Kher: Saddened to know about the demise of my friend, senior in NSD (National School of Drama) and a very fine actor Rajesh Vivek. He was a Mast Maula in true sense. RIP..

Manoj Bajpayee: Really sad with the unexpected demise of Rajesh Vivek. May god bless his soul. His memories will always be with us. I was with him in ‘Bandit Queen’.

Tigmanshu Dhulia: Our senior from NSD Rajesh Vivek passed away. Have great memories of him while doing ‘Bandit Queen’ RIP Rajesh bhai.

Ravi Kishan: Adhbhut (wonderful) actor Rajesh Vivek. May God bless his soul. RIP.

Ashoke Pandit: Sad to know about the demise of #RajeshVivek, one of the finest actors and a great human being. Lived a faqir’s life. RIP.

Alok Nath: RIP Rajesh Vivek. Used to call him ‘Prabhu’. keep the original entertained. will miss u big time ‘Prabhu’.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub: RIP Rajesh Vivek sir. Your performances will be there for us and stories and energy of your theatre performances.

Suresh Menon: RIP Rajesh Vivek. Sad. Fine human being too. Worked with him in a Marathi film.

Ganesh Hegde: RIP Rajesh Vivek. We will miss you.

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