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Actor Gufi Paintal , who played 'Shakuni Mama' in ‘Mahabharat’, dies at 79

  • Gufi Paintal, renowned for playing 'Shakuni mama' in "Mahabharat," passed away at 79 due to age-related issues
  • His portrayal of the cunning character left an indelible mark on the popular television series and endeared him to audiences nationwide
  • The news of his demise has saddened the entertainment industry, with colleagues and fans expressing their condolences and remembering his versatile acting talent

05 Jun 2023

Gufi Paintal, the esteemed actor famous for his portrayal of the iconic character 'Shakuni mama' in the legendary television series "Mahabharat," breathed his last on Monday.

He succumbed to age-related ailments at a hospital in Mumbai, as confirmed by his nephew Hiten Paintal.

At the age of 79, Gufi Paintal bid farewell, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and a profound impact on the Indian entertainment industry.

His portrayal of Shakuni mama, the cunning and manipulative character from the epic saga "Mahabharat," endeared him to audiences across the nation.


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