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Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee mourned the death of actor Rajesh Vivek, whom they described as a “wonderful”, “fine” and “brilliant” talent.

Vivek, who was part of the entertainment industry for more than two decades, died of a heart attack on Thursday. He was 66.

Known for his roles in films such as Guran in Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan, and as a postman in the Shah Rukh Khan filmSwades, Veerana and Bandit Queen, Vivek was shooting in Hyderabad for a southern film, when he suffered a massive heart attack.

Colleagues from the Indian film industry took to Twitter to express their grief.

Rishi Kapoor: Rajesh Vivek. Wonderful actor and a friend. RIP.

Anupam Kher: Saddened to know about the demise of my friend, senior in NSD (National School of Drama) and a very fine actor Rajesh Vivek. He was a Mast Maula [carefree] in true sense. RIP..

Manoj Bajpayee: Really sad with the unexpected demise of Rajesh Vivek. May god bless his soul. His memories will always be with us. I was with him in ‘Bandit Queen’.

Tigmanshu Dhulia: Our senior from NSD Rajesh Vivek passed away. Have great memories of him while doing ‘Bandit Queen’ RIP Rajesh bhai.

Ravi Kishan: Adhbhut [wonderful] actor Rajesh Vivek. May God bless his soul. RIP.

Ashoke Pandit: Sad to know about the demise of #RajeshVivek, one of the finest actors and a great human being. Lived a faqir’s [ascetic] life. RIP.

Alok Nath: RIP Rajesh Vivek. Used to call him ‘Prabhu’. keep the original entertained. will miss u big time ‘Prabhu’.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub: RIP Rajesh Vivek sir. Your performances will be there for us and stories and energy of your theatre performances.

Suresh Menon: RIP Rajesh Vivek. Sad. Fine human being too. Worked with him in a Marathi film.

Ganesh Hegde: RIP Rajesh Vivek. We will miss you.