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Actor and cinematographer Vijay Arora, best known for his performance in the film 'Yaadon ki Baraat' today passed away at his residence, his family said.

The 62-year-old actor had been suffering from an intestinal ailment for the past few months and passed away due to complications arising out of it, they said.

Arora has acted in over 50 films and was a cinematographer of over 20 movies but lingers in public memory for his performance in the 1973 hit 'Yaadon ki Baraat' featuring music by R D Burman in which he starred alongside actress Zeenat Aman.

A 1971 acting graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Arora featured in many television serials as well, notably in the Ramanand Sagar production of 'Ramayana' where he portrayed the character of Meghnath.

In 2001, he was seen in two serials `Lakeerein' and `Talaash'.

Besides acting, Arora was also a cinematographer and had done films like the Amitabh Bachchan starrer `Viruddh', 'Vaastav' starring Sanjay Dutt and 'Dus' which featured a bevy of actors including Abhishek Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty.

Arora is survived by wife and a son.

--- PTI


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