Ramayan Actor Chandrashekhar breathes his last at 98

Veteran actor Chandrashekhar, who had portrayed the character of 'Arya Sumant' in the legendary television series, Ramayan has died on Wednesday morning due to age related ailments.  He was 98 and is survived by three children.

Chandrashekhar died around 7 am at his residence here, his son and producer Ashok Shekhar told.

"He passed away in his sleep in the presence of family… the way he wanted. He had no health issues, it was just his age. He lived a good life," Shekhar said. The veteran actor's last rites will be held at Juhu's Pawan Hans crematorium in the evening, he added.

Chandrashekhar, who appeared in more than 250 movies throughout his career till the early 1990s, also briefly assisted writer-filmmaker Gulzar between 1972-1976 on his directorials like Parichay, Koshish, Achanak, Aandhi, Khushboo and Mausam.