The country hasn’t even recovered from the loss of singer Lata Mangeshkar when another piece of tragic news from the entertainment sector arrives. Praveen Kumar Sobti, the actor who played Bheem in BR Chopra’s ‘Mahabharata,’ has died. At the age of 74, he bid his final goodbyes to the world. Praveen Kumar Sobti, according to reports, has been battling medical and financial difficulties for a long period. He began his career as a player on the strength of his body.
After beginning his career as a player, Praveen Kumar Sobti transitioned to Bollywood. In numerous films, he played the villain, but BR Chopra’s ‘Mahabharata’ gained him the most acclaim. He portrayed Bheem in this all time favourite drama Mahabharat. This persona made him well-known from house to house. Praveen Kumar Sobti, who played Bheem, was well-liked for his powerful physique and the performances in the show.
During his acting career, Praveen Kumar Sobti has worked alongside superstars like as Amitabh Bachchan and Jeetendra. In 1981, he made his film debut with ‘Raksha.’ Praveen Kumar Sobti also starred in the film ‘Meri Awaaz Suno,’ which was released this year. After that, he made an appearance in Amitabh Bachchan’s superhit film ‘Shahenshah.’ Aside from that, he portrayed Sabu in the ‘Chacha Chaudhary’ serial.
He was a discus throw athlete and an actor. In the Asian Games, he has won four medals including 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. Praveen Kumar received the Arjuna Award as well. He entered the world of show business after a successful career in sports.