Television actor and Gujarati theatre personality Mukesh Rawal was found dead on the railway tracks near Kandivali station on Tuesday morning. Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said it was an accident and Rawal may have been crossing the tracks. Rawal, 66, essayed the character of 'Vibhishan' in Ramanand Sagar's long-running mythological show 'Ramayana.'
Rawal lived in Kandivali West. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, both married.
Around 9.30 am, the Kandivali station master informed the GRP about the accident. Rawal was rushed to a public hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. His identity couldn't be established immediately as his phone wasn't on him. On Wednesday, his family started inquiring about him at various hospitals. They went to police stations with his photograph and were directed to the railway cops. His body was identified on the basis of his clothes. His funeral will take place on Wednesday night at Kandivali.
A case of accidental death has been recorded and the police will probe all possibilities in the case. Apart from 'Ramayana', Rawal had also acted in Gujarati films and TV serials.
Currently, he was doing the Gujarati TV serial "Nass Nass Mei Khunnas".
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