A Facebook post is being widely shared claiming that the Actor Chandrasekhar Vaidya, who played the role of Arya Sumanth in the Ramayan (1987 TV series) died recently (31 August 2022) at the age of 98. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post
Claim: Actor Chandrasekhar Vaidya died on 31 August 2022 at the age of 98.
Fact: Media reports confirm that Chandrasekhar Vaidya had passed away on 16 July 2021 due to age related ailments. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
First, we performed reverse image search of the two images shared in the viral post and confirmed that these are images of Chandrasekhar Vaidya. They can be seen here and here. Then, we searched the internet with relevant keywords and found several media outlets reporting the death of Chandrasekhar Vaidya. They can be seen here, here and here
According to these reports, veteran actor and social activist Chandrasekhar Vaidya died on 16 June 2021 due to age related ailments. He was 98. He died around 7 AM at his residence in Mumbai. He was well known for the role of Arya Sumanth in Popular TV serial Ramayan. Severe Twitter users also shared this news on Twitter. More about him can be read here.
To sum it up, Ramayan TV series actor Chandrasekhar Vaidya died on 16 July 2021, not recently.