Praveen Kumar Sobti also became memorable with his role of Mukhtaar Singh in Amitabh Bachchan’s led Shahenshah
TV actor Praveen Kumar Sobti, who portrayed the role of Bheem in BR Chopra’s show Mahabharat is no more. He was 74. Sobti succumbed to cardiac arrest. Praveen, who became a household name with the mythological show, rose to fame with his portrayal of Bheem in the show.
Apart from being an actor, Praveen was also an athlete who won medals in the Asian and Commonwealth Games and represented India during the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games and 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
The sad news was confirmed by the social media of DD National. Sharing Sobti’s photo, they wrote in the caption, “Praveen Kumar Sobti popularly known for his role as Bheem in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat passes away at 74.” BSF India also shared a couple of throwback photos of the actor, they wrote alongside, “Director General & All Ranks of BSF condole the untimely demise of Sh Praveen Kumar Sobti, former Deputy Commandant, Arjuna Awardee, two-time Olympian (1968 Mexico Games and 1972 Munich Games) & four-time Asian Games medallist (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze). #JaiHind #RIP.”