Noted athlete and famous TV actor Praveen Kumar Sobti passed away on 8 February 2022 at the age of 74 in Delhi .
Praveen Kumar who started his career as an athlete shot to fame with the portrayal of the character “Bheem” in the B.R Chopra’s Television Serial Mahabharat telecasted in 1988.
Praveen Kumar Sobti became the second Indian athlete after Milkha Singh to win a medal in the Commonwealth games when he won the silver medal in the hammer throw event at the Commonwealth Games held in Kingston, Jamaica 1966.
He also won the gold medal in discus throw and Bronze medal in the hammer throw at the 1966 Asian Games held at Bangkok, Thailand .
Sobti went on to add another gold and silver in discus in successive Asian Games in 1970 Bangkok and 1974 Tehran ,respectively.
He also participated in the 1968 Mexico city Olympics and the Munich 1972 Olympics .
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