Zohra Sehgal passes away at 102

Source : SIFY
Last Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 23:05 hrs

The grand old lady of Bollywood, Zohra Sehgal, passed away at 4 p.m. in Delhi on July 10. She was 102.

"She died of a cardiac arrest this afternoon. She was unwell for last three-four days," her daughter Kiran told the press.

Sehgal will be cremated on July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Lodhi Road crematorium.

The veteran actress, a Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awardee, whose tryst with the silver screen lasted eight decades, will most notably be remembered for her performances in films such as Neecha Nagar (1946), Bhaji on the Beach (1992), Dil Se (1998) and most recently, Cheeni Kum (2007).

She started her career in entertainment as a dancer/choreographer with Uday Shankar's troupe in 1935. Soon, she took to plays and was an integral part of Prithvi Theatre for 14 years before she made her leap to the big screen.

Popularly known as Bollywood's Laadli, she will be missed sorely by the industry.

Celebrity fans and co-stars took to social networking site Twitter, to pay tribute.

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