Mumbai: Actor Shrivallabh Vyas, who had played the role of Ishwar kaka in Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan, breathed his last Sunday morning after prolonged illness on January 7. He was 60.
His last rites took place in Jaipur last evening. According to a report in hindustantimes.com, Vyas suffered a brain stroke while shooting for a film in Gujarat in 2008. He reportedly fell in the toilet and was found lying in a pool of blood next morning. He underwent a surgery but since then he was paralysed.
The actor’s wife – Shobha had reportedly approached the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) for financial assistance but was disappointed with the amount that was offered to her. Vyas’s co-actors Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Aamir Khan came forward to help his family, the report added.
Vyas had played character roles in a number of films and the list includes – Sarfarosh, Shool, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, Abhay etc.