Actor Rasik Dave dies at 65 due to kidney failure; played Nand in Mahabharat

Actor Rasik Dave died on Friday in Mumbai at the age of 65 due to kidney failure. According to a report, Rasik, who is married to actor Ketki Dave, was on dialysis for the last two years. His last rites are likely to take place on Saturday. Rasik acted in several Gujarati plays and Gujarati films as well as Hindi TV shows. Read more: Deepesh Bhan of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai passes away while playing cricket

Ketki, who became popular for her role as Daksha in the TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and Rasik were both well-known in the Gujarati film and theater scene and acted in several TV shows. The couple reportedly owned a Gujarati theater company. Raski started her career in 1982 with a Gujarati film Putra Vadhu.

The late actor was known for playing the role of Karsandas Dhansukhlal Vaishnav in Sanskar – Dharohar Apno Ki. He played the role of Nanda in the epic television series Mahabharata, which began airing in the 1980s. Rasik and Ketki also participated in the dancing reality TV show, Nach Baliye in 2006.

According to a report in Etimes, Rasik was suffering from kidney-related ailments and was on dialysis for the past few years; His last one month was painful as his kidney continued to deteriorate. Rasik is survived by his wife Ketki and their son and daughter.

Fans on social media paid tribute to the late actor. One user tweeted, ‘Gujarati theater has lost its charm. You will be missed Rasik Bhai (brother).” Another person wrote, “A big loss.” A Twitter user also said, “Praying for the departed soul to rest in peace.” “May his soul rest in peace,” one person commented on a post shared by a paparazzi account on Rasik’s death.

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