Gandhinagar: Gujarati theatre veteran Arvind Joshi breathed his last on Friday morning at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. He was 84 years old. The actor is survived by his wife and two children: film actor Sharman Joshi and Mansi Joshi Roy.
Joshi was associated more with the Gujarati stage than with films. He started his acting career with the film ‘Chundadi Chokha’ released in 1961. Manher Desai and Nirupa Roy were in the lead roles.
Joshi in several films such as Sholay, Apmaan Ki Aag, Zunz Tujhi Majhi, Pyaar Ka Toofan, Ittefaq, Kharidar, Thikana, Chhota Aadmi, Uddhar, Naam, among others. He was also an assistant director for ‘Ittefaq’.
Joshi’s last film was ‘Jagat Jogini Maa Khodiyar’ released in 2006.
Arvind Joshi is survived by his two children: Sharman Joshi and Mansi Roy and his wife. Sharman is also an actor with many good films to his credit. Mansi is a former TV actress, married to actor Rohit Roy.
Celebrated actor Paresh Rawal expressed sadness on the demise of the seasoned theatre artist. He tweeted, “Irreparable loss to Indian theatre; with grief we say goodbye to the noted actor Shri Arvind Joshi. A stalwart, a versatile actor, an accomplished thespian, are the words that come to mind when I think of his performances. My condolences to @TheShermanJoshi & family.AUM SHANTI”