Actor Gufi Paintal known for playing Shakuni mama in the epic TV series Mahabharata passed away on Monday due to age related issues. His nephew Hiten Paintal told PTI, "Unfortunately, he is no more. He passed away at the hospital at around 9 am. His heart gave up. He passed away peacefully in his sleep,"
"He had blood pressure and heart issues. He was keeping unwell and all this was going on for a while. Things got severe now so we got him to the hospital for observation. He has been in the hospital for seven to eight days. He was critical initially, but right now he is stable," Paintal added.
He was 79. The veteran actor was admitted at a hospital in suburban Andheri. Gufi’s acting credits also include 1980s Hindi films such as Suhaag, Dillagi, as well as television shows CID and Hello Inspector.