JYOTHI VENKATESH remembers how the late actor Arvind Trivedi who essayed the role of Ravan in the serial Ramayan had managed to procure a gas connection for him way back three decades ago.
My dear friend, actor and former MP Arvind Trivedi passed away in Mumbai late yesterday night. The 82-year-old veteran actor had been unwell for some time. Arvind became a household name with his performance as Lord Ravan in Ramanand Sagar’s legendary mythological series, Ramayan. He has acted in about 300 Hindi and Gujarati films. He was an MP from 1991 to 1996. The veteran actor’s last rites took place in Mumbai today.
Arvind Trivedi was born in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on November 8, 1938. He started his career with Gujarati theatre. Apart from playing Ravan in Ramayan, he also played a key role in the cult TV show by Ramanand Sagar called Vikram Aur Betaal. The actor’s brother, Upendra Trivedi, was also a well-known name in Gujarati cinema. Arvind gained recognition among Gujarati…