Mahabharat Actor Rasik Dave Dies At 65. Dipika Chikhlia, Ashoke Pandit And More Pay Condolences

Mahabharat Actor Rasik Dave Dies At 65. Dipika Chikhlia, Ashoke Pandit And More Pay Condolences

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit shared a pic of Rasik Dave. (courtesy: ashokepandit)

New Delhi:

TV and theatre actor Rasik Dave died on Friday, aged 65. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit shared a tweet about his “dear friend” and posted a picture by writing: “Sad to know about the demise of a dear friend Rasik Dave who was a versatile actor on stage, tv and films due to kidney failure. Heartfelt condolences to his wife Ketaki Dave and his entire family. Will always be remembered.” Rasik Dave was popular for playing the role of Nand in the 1980s TV series Mahabharat.

TV star Dipika Chikhlia, best known for playing Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, shared a condolence message on Instagram and wrote: “He was such a fun person and looked a lot like Raj Kiran and Chintuji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family.”

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Actor and producer JD Majethia remembered Rasik Dave and paid condolences to his family: “Heartbroken and deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Rasik Dave. Gone too soon brother. May God give your family the strength to get through his difficult time. Om Shanti.”

Rasik Dave’s wife Ketki Dave is best known for playing Daksha Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s long-running series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. They have a daughter Riddhi Dave.

According to Indian Express, Rasik Dave started his career in the Gujarati film, Putra Vadhu. Besides playing Nand in the mythological TV drama Mahabharat, he participated in the reality show, Nach Baliye with Ketki in 2006. He had also worked in several theatre productions. He died due to kidney failure.

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