Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana has created such a history that it may not be possible to repeat it now. The characters of Ramayana were so beautiful and effective that people still recognize and respect them. People started knowing the actors of this serial, which aired between 1986-1988, by the name of the character instead of their real name. Arun Govil, who played the role of Ram in Ramayana, and Deepika Chikhaliya, who was seen in the role of Mata Sita, had changed overnight. People started seeing the image of Shri Ram and Mata Sita in them. This serial was so popular that people still remember every character of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana. One of those characters was Sumantaka, the general secretary of King Dasharatha.
Who was Arya Sumant
Sumanth was the eighth minister after the seven ministers of Ayodhya. But King Dasharatha used to take advice from him. It was Sumanta who had come to drop Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana in their chariot from Ayodhya to the banks of the Ganges during their exile.
Chandrashekhar Vaidya passed away due to age-related problems
Chandrashekhar Vaidya, the actor who played King Dasharatha's general secretary Sumantal in Ramayana, passed away this morning due to age-related problems. He was 98 years old.
He was born in Hyderabad in the year 1923, at a very young age, he had come into the film world, due to which he had to leave his studies. Chandrashekhar Vaidya's acting career and personal life were full of struggles. There was a time in his life when he worked as a watchman. Chandrashekhar also participated in the Quit India Movement. After this, he tried his luck in acting and became successful.
Arya Sumant's character played in Ramayana
He also formed the CINTAA Association. He did more than 110 films in his career. Out of which he also directed the film 'Cha Cha Cha' in 1964 and the film 'Street Singer' in 1966. He played the role of Sumant, the general secretary of King Dasharatha in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana. He gained a lot of popularity from this role. Chandrashekhar was a close friend of Ramanand Sagar. He was the oldest artist in that star cast of Ramayana.
Apart from Chandrashekhar Vaidya, there are many such artists who are no longer in this world. The death of some of these artists was very sad. Actor Shyam Sundar Kalani, who played Sugriva in Ramayana, passed away last year. He was battling cancer for a long time. In Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana, the character of Meghnad was played by Vijay Arora. Due to stomach cancer in the year 2007, he said goodbye to the world at the age of 62.
Mukesh Rawal played the role of Ravana's brother Vibhishan in Ramayana. His death was very sad. In the year 2016, he died after being hit by a train. According to the information, he was battling the shock of his son's death. Even today, the scenes of his gentlemanly acting and giving advice to Shri Ram from time to time are imprisoned in the minds of the people.
Rani Kaikeyi's maid Manthara was played by actress Lalita Pawar. Lalita Pawar died on 24 February 1998 due to oral cancer. Known as a tremendous villain in the Hindi cinema world, people still remember Lalita Pawar with her acting. Lalita surprised everyone with her tremendous performance of Manthara.