Pushpa Joshi, who won hearts overnight after featuring as the swag waali dadi in Ajay Devgn’s Raid that was directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. Pushpaji, who played the character of Raid’s antagonist, Saurabh Shukla’s mother in the film, passes away on Tuesday.

Sharing his condolences, Raid’s director Raj Gupta tweeted, “Very sad to hear about the passing away of Pushpa Joshi ji. One of the highlights of my directing career was watching you perform in RAID. You were a live wire on and off the sets. Wherever you are you will be smiling and spreading happiness Dadi ji. We will miss you. RIP.”

Pushpa Joshi aka Swag Waali Dadi From Ajay Devgn’s Raid Passes Away
Pushpa Joshi AKA Swag Waali Dadi From Ajay Devgn’s Raid Passes Away

Casting director Shikha Pradeep too shared a heartfelt post on the 85-year old’s demise that read, “The oldest debutant in Hindi cinema who at the age of 85 started her acting career with the movie Raid, played so many characters with such a ease be it in films or it is in tvc’s (Fevikwik dadi) where I got a chance to cast her and many other different roles that everyone fell in love with her On 26th Nov’19 she breathed her last, we lost this shining star forever Farewell Pushpaji, Rest in peace.”

Meanwhile, the audiences went on to love Pushpaji for her seamless acting in the Ileana D’cruz, Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla starrer. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid release on 16th March 2018 and revolved around Amay Patnaik, a senior income tax officer, who begins an investigation on an influential man in Lucknow for money laundering after receiving an anonymous tip about the same.

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