Gufi Paintal’s prayer meet: Govinda-Sunita Ahuja, Feroz Khan, Surendra Pal, Kunal Jaisingh & others pay last tributes
An actor who became a household name with his portrayal of Shakuni mama in the mythological drama ‘Mahabharat’, Gufi Paintal is no more with us. With his acting skills, he left an everlasting mark on people’s minds. The veteran actor passed away on June 05 and was cremated at the Oshiwara crematorium in Mumbai as his near and dear ones bid an emotional farewell. Celebrities like Punit Issar, Pankaj Dheer, Deepak Parashar, Rajesh Puri, Surendra Pal and others attended the last rites of Gufi Paintal. On June 08, Gufi Paintal’s family organised a prayer meet at a Gurudwara in Mumbai. Celebrities like Govinda, wife Sunita, Arjun AKA Feroz Khan, Kunal Jaisingh, Juhi Parmar, and others arrived to pay tribute to the late actor. Gufi Paintal, who was known for his acting skills, also made his mark as a casting director, assistant director, production manager, and director. In 1975, the veteran actor debuted in the film ‘Rafoo Chakkar’. After a couple of years, he was seen in ‘Dillagi’, ‘Desh Pardesh’, and ‘Suhaag’. He acted in both TV shows and films. He was seen in TV shows like ‘Bahadur Shah Zafar’, ‘Mahabharat’, ‘Kanoon’, ‘Om Namah Shivay’, ‘CID’, ‘Ssshhhh…Koi Hai’, ‘Dwarkadheesh Bhagwaan Shree Krishn’, ‘RadhaKrishn’ and ‘Jay Kaniya lal Ki’ among other shows. He directed a film titled ‘Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’.