NEWS INSIDE/ BUREAU: Veteran Gujarati cinema actor Arvind Rathore has passed away today (July 1) at the age of 80. He had been living in Ahmedabad for a long time. He had been ill for a long time and had no contact with anyone. In Ahmedabad, he lived at Paldi. Arvind Rathore went from photo-journalist to actor. He has acted in both Gujarati and Hindi films. It is worth mentioning that Arvind Rathore mostly played the role of a villain in Gujarati cinema. Dad was a tailor: Arvind Rathore’s father was a tailor, although he decided not to pursue his father’s business. Arvind Rathore, who won many awards in the field of acting in school and college, acted in the play. He is the father of Bollywood-Gujarati actress Aruna Irani. R. After working in Irani’s play ‘Mota Gharni Vahu’, he acted in several plays in Ahmedabad. He came to Mumbai in 1967-68 to work in Vinod Jani’s play ‘Preet Piyu Ne Panetar’. Working here as a photo-journalist and Raj Kapoor had a small role in the film ‘Mera Naam Joker. This is how Arvind Rathore connected with the big screen. Worked in over 250 films: Arvind Rathore started his acting career in the ’70s. He wrote ‘Johnny Uska Naam’, ‘Badnam Farishte’, ‘Mahasati Savitri’, ‘Kora Kagaz’, ‘Bhadar Tara Vaheta Pani’, ‘Son Kansari’, ‘Salam Memsab’, ‘Ganga Sati’, ‘Maniyaro’, ‘Jagya’. Since then he has acted in more than 250 films including ‘Sawar’, ‘Maa Khodal Taro Khamkaro’, ‘Maa Tere Angan Nagara Baaje’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Khuda Gawah’, ‘Ab To Aaja Saajan Mere’.Last seen in 2018: Arvind Rathore also acted in the TV serial ‘Thodi Khushi Thode Gham’. He was last seen in the Gujarati film ‘Tension Thai Gayu’ in 2018. The film was directed by Shridatta Vyas. No family members were present during the knee operation: In 2015, Arvind Rathore underwent immediate knee surgery in Ahmedabad. No family members were present at the time. His condition worsened during the show in Gandhinagar, which is why he had to undergo an immediate operation. On June 23, 2015, in Gandhinagar, during his play ‘Mari To Arjai, Baki Tamari Marji’, he acted in the play by taking 12 painkiller pills. His legs were twisting. It seemed to the audience that Arvind Rathore’s character was moving, but in reality, Arvind Rathore could not even walk properly. However, he finished the hour-long play and then went straight to the doctor.