TV and theater actor Rasik Dave passed away on Friday at the age of 65. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit shared a tweet about his “best friend” and posted a photo by writing: “Sad to know about the passing of dear friend Rasik Dave who has been a versatile actor on stage, TV and movies due to kidney failure. Sincere Condolences to his wife Ketaki Dave and his entire family. Will always be remembered.” Rasik Dave was popular for playing the role of Nand in the TV series of the 80’s Mahabharat.
Sad to hear about the passing of a dear friend Rasik Dave who was a versatile actor on stage, TV and movies due to kidney failure.
Deepest condolences to his wife Ketaki Dave and all his family.
Will always be remembered.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) July 29, 2022
TV star Dipika Chikhlia, best known for playing Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayanshared a condolence message on Instagram, writing: “He was such a nice person and looked a lot like Raj Kiran and Chintuji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family.”
Actor and producer JD Majethia remembered Rasik Dave and expressed his condolences to his family: “He is deeply saddened and deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Rasik Dave. Gone too soon brother. May God give your family the strength to carry through his difficult time to come. To Shanti.”
Heartbroken and deeply saddened to hear of Rasik Dave’s untimely passing. Gone too soon brother. May God give your family the strength to get through this difficult time. Om Shantic pic.twitter.com/kpmJU0Cz06
— JDMajethia (@JDMajethia) July 29, 2022
Rasik Dave’s wife Ketki Dave is best known for playing Daksha Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s long-running series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thio. They have a daughter Riddhi Dave.
According to Indian Express, Rasik Dave started his career in Gujarati movie, Putra Vadhu. In addition to playing Nand in the mythological TV drama Mahabharathe participated in the reality show, Nach Baliye with Ketki in 2006. He had also worked in several theater productions. He died due to kidney failure.