Ravi Baswani, a veteran actor of several memorable roles, died on Tuesday of a massive heart attack in Haldwani, Nainital. He was just 64 and would be sorely missed by many.
Ravi Baswani started his career in Bollywood with Sai Paranjpe’s Chashme Buddoor in 1981. His role as a student named Jai Lakhanpal, nicknamed Jomo, was appreciated by all.
The one role for which Ravi Baswani will always be remembered for is the part he played in Kundan Shah’s 1983 movie Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. Acting as Sudhir Mishra, an idealist photographer, Ravi brough the role to life with superb timing and acting. The role create a masterpiece of the movie and has been revered by all till date. He won a Filmfare Best Comedian Award for this role.
For an actor of such good caliber, his appearances were definitely few. The last one remembers of him in a notable role was playing a grandfather in the hit Sony serial Just Mohabbat. He was an integral part of the series.
No doubt Ravi Baswani will be remembered for ever and sorely missed by all. Rest in Peace.