Shrivallabh Vyas, best known as Ishwar kaka from Lagaan, passed away at the age of 60, on 7th January, 2018. All pictures courtesy/YouTube
Shrivallabh Vyas was bed-ridden for the past few years after suffering a paralytic attack in 2008. He was in Gujarat for a Bhojpuri film’s shoot, collapsed in his hotel room. It was detected that he suffered a paralytic stroke
Shrivallabh Vyas was hospitalised in Gujarat for almost a year following his stroke, but showed no signs of improvement
Shrivallabh Vyas and his family, who were struggling to pay his medical bills, moved to Mumbai, hoping for financial help from the film industry friends. However, barring a few that included Aamir Khan, Irrfan Khan and Manoj Bajpayee, no one really gave a helping hand to the ailing actor
In 'Lagaan', Shrivallabh Vyas played Gauri's (Gracy Singh) father who was a Vaidya (doctor). He was the wicket-keeper in the cricket team, formed by Bhuvan (Aamir Khan)
Due to financial crisis, Shrivallabh Vyas’ family had to go back to their native place Jaisalmer. Pictured: Vyas in a still from 'Shootout At Lokhandwala' (2007)
Shrivallabh Vyas hailed from Jaisalmer. However, destiny had been harsh with the actor, who had to relocate to Jaipur because of his health reasons. Pictured: Vyas in a still from 'Shool'
Shrivallabh Vyas, his wife Shobha and their two daughters lived in a rented house in Jaipur. Pictured: Vyas in a still from 'Chandni Bar'
Shrivallabh Vyas played Major Aslam Baig in Sarfarosh, who is sent to India by Pakistani Intelligence, after the repeated failures on Gulfam's (Naseeruddin Shah) part displease the senior officers in Pakistani Intelligence
Shrivallabh Vyas with Jackie Shroff in a still from 'Aan: Men At Work'. Vyas was an alumnus of the National School of Drama. He was also part of notable regional films, television shows and plays, including Virasat (1985), which brought him fame