He passed at the age of 79...
Gujarat's one of the most renowned actors of stage and cinema, Upendra Trivedi, also known as Abhinay Samrat, has passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness at the age of 79.
Upendra who is known for his brilliant performance in Gujarati play Abhinay Samrat is the brother of Arvind Trivedi who essayed the role of Ravana in TV series Mahabharata.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was deeply saddened by the news and has condoled Upendra's death on Twitter.
He wrote, "An inspiring personality who won hearts both on & off the screen. Sad to hear about Shri Upendra Trivedi's demise"(sic.)
Upendra has directed national award winner Gujarati film Manvini Bhawai and is also the recipent of Padmashree and Pandit Omkarnath Thakur award
He was also an active member in Gujarat political arena and has contested the election to Gujarat legislative assembly from Bhiloda and won.
Upendra is said to represent the golden era of Gujarati cinema.
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