Praveen Kumar Sobti

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Praveen Kumar Sobti (6 December 1947 – 7 February 2022) was an Indian hammer and discus thrower, actor and politician. Sobti was born in Punjab, India.

As an athlete he won four medals at the Asian Games, including two gold medals, won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games and competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1972 Summer Olympics. As an actor, he was known for his role as Bheem in Mahabharat.

As a politician he ran in the 2013 Delhi Legislative elections on an Aam Aadmi Party ticket, but lost. In 2014, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sobti died on 7 February 2022 in New Delhi, India from cardiac arrest, aged 74.[1]

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  1. "Mahabharat's Bheem, actor Praveen Kumar Sobti passes away aged 74". 2022-02-08. Retrieved 2022-02-08.