New Delhi: Shakuni Mama aka Gufi Pental from BR Chopra’s popular mythological series Mahabharata has been admitted to hospital and is in critical condition. Confirming the news, TV actress Tina Ghai took to her social media handle and updated fans about the veteran actor’s health status.
she wrote in the caption along with a picture of Goofy Pentel. “#goofypaintl ji #taqleef mein hain #prathana ki jae #omsairam #prayers #prayersforhealing #prayersneeded”, her note reads.
Who is Goofy Pentel?
The veteran actor is the elder brother of famous comedian Pental and Hiten Pental is his nephew. Gufi became a household name after her successful stint as Shakuni Mama in BR Chopra’s iconic show – Mahabharata. She has acted in many TV shows and films in the 80s and 90s. He was seen in Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mahabharata, Kaanun, Om Namah Shivay, CID, Sasshah…Koi Hai, Dwarkadhish Bhagwan Sri Krishna, Radhakrishna and Jai Kanya Lal Ki among many other shows.
According to information in Wikipedia, Gufi Pental was appointed in 2010 as the Head of Facility at the Abney Acting Academy in Mumbai, a school founded by his Mahabharata co-star Pankaj Dhir.
Not many people know that his real name is Sarabjit Singh Pental.