India, June 17 -- Yesterday morning, veteran actor Chandrashekhar passed away in his home at the age of 98 of age-related illness. Many would remember him as Arya Sumant from the popular TV serial, Ramananad Sagar's Ramayan (1987). He started out as a junior artiste in the early 1950s, and later featured in 250 films including V Shantaram's Surang (1954) and Cha Cha Cha (1964). He also assisted writer-filmmaker Gulzar in movies including Parichay (1972), Koshish (1972), Aandhi (1975) and Mausam (1975).

His grandson, actor Shakti Arora, who was in Chandigarh for a shoot, shares that the veteran actor was hospitalised a week ago due to fever and was recuperating at home over the past few days.

The Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka actor shares, "I...