Praveen Kumar Sobti: Actor-Athlete Praveen Kumar Sobti who is best known for his performance as Bheem in BR Chopra directed Mahabharat, passed away on Monday in New Delhi. 74-year-old Sobti had a heart attack at his house in New Delhi. Praveen Kumar was in the BSF (Border Security Force) before achieving medals at the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Later, he had a successful acting career and joined politics. At the age of 20 years, Praveen Kumar Sobti joined BSF.
Praveen Kumar represented India in the hammer and discus throw and won gold medals for the discus event at the 1966 and 1970 Asian Games. He bagged silver medals at the 1966 Commonwealth Games and the 1974 Asian Games. He also partici[pated in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.
Praveen Kumar Sobti’s first movie was Raksha (1981) in which he played a James Bond-style henchman role.
Mr. Sobti joined the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) in 2013 and contested in the Delhi Assembly Election. In the following year, he joined BJP.