He was suffering a from lung disease and passed away on Friday (24 August) morning at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai.
Veteran actor Vijay Chavan dies at 63
Mumbai - 24 Aug 2018 12:46 IST
Veteran Marathi film and theatre actor Vijay Chavan died at age 63 on Friday (24 August) morning after battling a lung disease. Chavan was admitted to Mulund's Fortis Hospital five days ago and passed away early morning at around 5am.
Famous for his comedic performances, the legendary actor was best known for his part as the title character in the film adaptation of the famous Marathi play Moruchi Maushi by Pralhad Keshav Atre. He acted in over 350 films in both Hindi and Marathi; from Zapatlela (1993) to Shrimant Damodar Pant (2013).
He was honoured with the prestigious V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award by the government of Maharashtra this April.
Members of the Marathi film industry and fans of Chavan's work mourned the loss of the talented actor.
Vijay Chavan ..... ðð» ... May your soul rest in peace.— Sai (@SaieTamhankar) August 24, 2018
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
#vijaychavan Ram Ram with lots of love and respect heres saying a bye bye to one the most rocking actors of our times vijay saaheb lets have your messages for vijay saab with #vijaychavan ram ram!!! aamhaa sarvaankadoon saadar prem and #MirchiSalaam pic.twitter.com/uUSO0owprG— jeeturaaj rj (@MirchiJeeturaaj) August 24, 2018