Shakuni Mama of Mahabharat Gufi Painta Passes Away at the Age of 78

Entertainment Desk, 5 June: A well-known actor Gufi Paintal who portrayed Shakuni Mama in the Mahabharat died on Monday morning at the age of 78.

The news of his demise was confirmed by his son, Harry Paintal, who shared a note, “With profound grief we announce the sad demise of our father Mr. Gufi Paintal (Shakuni Mama). He passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family.”

Gufi was admitted to the hospital after suffering health problems.

Shakuni Mama, a promising character was played by Gufi Paintal in the 1988 version of Mahabharat which BR Chopra directed. From October 2, 1988, through June 24, 1990, Doordarshan aired the television programme.

Additionally, he appeared in a number of well-known Bollywood films such as Rafoo Chakkar, Des Pardes, Dillagi, Maidan-E-Jung and Daava among others.

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