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Praveen kumar Sobti “Bheem” no more

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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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