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Praveen Kumar Sobti, who essayed the character of Bheem in the Mahabharat serial, passed away in February 2022

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A post is being shared on social media claiming that Praveen Kumar Sobti, the actor who played the character of Bheem in the Mahabharat serial, had passed away recently at the age of 74. Let’s verify the claim made in the post. 

Claim: Mahabharat serial actor Praveen Kumar Sobti passed away recently at the age of 74.

Fact: Actor Praveen Kumar Sobti, who essayed the character of Bheem in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat serial, passed away nine months ago in February 2022. The actor died due to a heart attack at the age of 74, on 07 February 2022. A nine-month-old news shared as a recent incident in the post. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.  

When we searched the claim made in the post using relevant keywords on the internet, we found that actor Praveen Kumar Sobti, who essayed the character of Bheem in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat serial, had passed away nine months ago in February 2022. Several news websites published articles and tweets reporting the death of Praveen Kumar Sobti in February 2022. They can be seen here, here and here.

According to the news reports, Praveen Kumar Sobti died on 07 February 2022, after suffering a heart attack at his house in Delhi. Besides being popular for essaying the role of Bheem in the Mahabharat, Praveen Kumar Sobti is a four-time Asian Games medallist, an Arjuna Awardee and a two-time Olympian (1968 Mexico Games and 1972 Munich Games). Mourning the death of Praveen Kumar Sobti, Kiran Rijiju, the BSF and other prominent figures and organizations made tweets on 08 February 2022.

To sum it up, actor Praveen Kumar Sobti, who played the character of Bheem in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, passed away in February 2022.

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