Mumbai: Senior actor Arvind Trivedi who played the crucial role of Raavan in Ramanand Sagar mythological show ‘Ramayan’ passed away on Tuesday night. He was 82.

The Gujarati film star and ex parliamentarian was elected for Loksabha in 1991 from Sabarkantha seat from the ticket of BJP. 
Soon after his demise, condolences poured in from his co-actors Sunil Lahir (Lakshman), Dipika Chikhlia (Sita), Arun Govil (Ram) and others.

  Mourning his shocking demise  Sunil tweeted, “Bahut dukhad Samachar hai ki Hamare Sabke Pyare Arvind bhai (Ravan of Ramayan) Ab Hamare bich Nahin Rahe.Disappointed but relieved face Bhagwan Unki Atma ko Shanti De…I am speechless I lost father figure, my guide, well wisher and gentleman.”

The 82 year old veteran actor was not keeping well for quite some time and lost his life after a cardiac arrest and multiple organ failure. 
 Not just Ramayan, the actor even played a significant role in Vikram Aur Betaal. He has featured in as many as 300 films including Hindi and Gujarati which included social and mythological genres.