Acclaimed Marathi actor Vijay Chavan passed away at the age of 63 in Mumbai on Friday, August 24.
Vijay Chavan was a renowned film and theatre personality, known for his comic timing. He was known for playing the famous female character of Moruchi Mavshi in Pralhad Keshav Atre, which was based on the English play Charley's Aunt.
Vijay Chavan has acted in over 350 movies in the Marathi film industry and Bollywood. His notable performances include movies like the Zapatlela series, Jatra, Mumbaicha Dabewala, and Shrimanta Damodar Panta. He was recently bestowed with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence.
Catch a glimpse of the play Moruchi Mavshi with Vijay Chavan in the lead.
Marathi celebrities like Riteish Deshmukh, Saie Tamhankar, Bharat Jadhav, Swapnil Joshi, Ajinkya Deo, Ravi Jadhav and many others mourned the loss of the acclaimed artiste and offered condolences through social media.
Actor Ajinkya Deo said on Twitter, "A friend And a co actor Vijay chavan passed away this morning after a prolonged battle with an ailment a very fine actor well known for his Moruchi maushi character a super human being a fun person marathi films has lost a maushi deeply saddened RIP".
A friend And a co actor Vijay chavan passed away this morning after a prolonged battle with an ailment a very fine actor well known for his Moruchi maushi character a super human being a fun person marathi films has lost a maushi deeply saddened RIP— Ajinkya Deo (@Ajinkyad) August 24, 2018
Actress Saie Tamhankar said, "Vijay Chavan ..... ... May your soul rest in peace."
Vijay Chavan ..... ?? ... May your soul rest in peace.— Sai (@SaieTamhankar) August 24, 2018
Actor Bharat Jadhav wrote in Marathi on Instagram, "श्रीमंत मनाचा बाप माणूस गेला.
तुमची खुप आठवण येईल विजू मामा..!!"
Actor Swapnil Joshi wrote, "मी पाहिलेलं पहिलं नाटक..मोरुचि मावशी ! मी पाहिलेला पहिला हीरो..विजुमामा ! भावपूर्ण आदरांजलि !"
Director Ravi Jadhav said, "भावपुर्ण श्रद्धांजली विजू मामा . असंख्य लोकांना आपण आपल्या अभिनयाने सतत आनंद दिला व हसत खेळत जगणे शिकवले. आपली नाटके, चित्रपट व एक सच्च्या माणूस म्हणून जगणे आम्हाला प्रेरणा देत राहतील".
Actor Subodh BHave said, "सतत आनंदी असलेला आणि समोरच्याला सतत आनंदी ठेवणारा आमचा लाडका विजू मामा | एक उत्तम कलाकार आणि माणूस मामा भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली".
Actor-director Ashutosh Patki said, "RIP Viju Mama."
May his soul rest in peace.