Noted theatre actor and director Arvind Joshi has breathed his last. He passed away reportedly at Nanavati Hospital in the city on Friday morning.
Arvind Joshi is the father of Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, and though he is mostly known for his performances on stage, he had also appeared in a few Bollywood films including Sholay and Ittefaq.
Veteran actor Paresh Rawal offered his condolences to the Joshi family, calling Arvind Joshi’s death an “irreparable loss to Indian theatre”.
“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 @TheSharmanJoshi & family. AUM SHANTI,” Paresh Rawal tweeted.
“V sad to hear about sad demise of Shree Arvind Joshi Ji ..My heartiest condolences to @TheSharmanJoshi n entire family .. RIP,” wrote filmmaker Anil Sharma.
Arvind Joshi is survived by his wife, son Sharman Joshi and daughter Mansi Joshi Roy, who is married to Rohit Roy. –ians/abh/vnc