The star of Gujarati films Upendra Trivedi passed away.
The thespian of Gujarati films, Upendra Trivedi passed away on Sunday, 4th January, 2015. The Gujarati actor who later became politician pass on due to a brief illness, at his residence in Mumbai at the age of 79.
Upendra Trivedi who is known as one of the biggest actors of the Gujarati film industry, had acted in both Gujarati theater and films. One of his most significant contribution to the Gujarati film industry was the movie ‘Manvi ni Bhavai’, which was honored with the National Award.
Along with acting, Trivedi also produced and directed the films. He was felicitated with big awards like the Padmashree and Pandit Omkarnath Thakur awards. He was born on 14th July, 1936 in the Kukadia village near the Idar town of Sabarkantha district in Gujarat. His father had settled in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh and Trivedi was one of the four siblings – three brothers and a sister.
He did his graduation from the Bombay University in Arts faculty. His younger brother, Arvind, is a well-known actor who shot to fame after playing the character of Ravana in the popular Hindi serial, ‘Ramayana’. Trivedi’s elder brother, Bhalchandra, was an educationist.
Trivedi’s long career in the Gujarati film industry was highlighted by noted films like Malavpati Munj, Manvi ni Bhavai, Jesal-Toral, Patli Parmar, Ma-Baap ne Bhulsho Nahi, Santu Rangili etc. In the field of stage theater, Trivedi’s performance in Gujarati play, ‘Abhinay Samrat’, was critically acclaimed. He played seven characters in the play.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, offered his condolences on twitter quoting, “An inspiring personality who won hearts both on & off the screen. Sad to hear about Shri Upendra Trivedi’s demise.”
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel also expressed sorrow on the actor’s death, he said, “Sad to know about demise of legendary Gujarat actor Padmashri Upendra Trivedi. His contribution in arts & politics will always be remembered. RIP.”