Zohra Sehgal, is a name that has been famed in the showbiz thanks to the seven decades of unfathomable contribution that she made to the industry. The veteran actress passed away on Thursday night due to cardiac arrest in Max hospital. She was 102.
Known for her character driven roles, young Zohra had started off as a dancer and then joined the theater in 1946. She was a member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and in 1946 debuted in its first film production Dharti Ke Lal, which dealt with the Bengal famine. She also acted in another IPTA film – Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar.
The Padma Vibhushan awardee has starred in many Bollywood films and was last seen in Ranbir Kapoor’s debut film Saawariya in 2007. She made a mark in many other films such as Dil Se, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Cheeni Kum. Known for her full of life nature, the actress was often lauded as the favorite co-star by actors who have worked with her.
The industry mourned the death of this veteran star and a lot of celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief.
Zohra Sehgal, what a person! what an actor! RIP
— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) July 10, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal. 102 – what a life. Salute
— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 10, 2014
T 1541 – Zohra Sehgal passes away at 102 yrs ..what a journey and what an immensely loveable co star ! Prayers for her blessed soul !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 10, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal. The naughtiest Granny on celluloid.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) July 10, 2014
Forever young at heart & in spirit, even at 102, the irrepressibly endearing Zohra Sehgal finally belongs to the ages. May she rest in peace
— Siddhartha Basu (@babubasu) July 10, 2014
Sad to hear about Zohra Sehgal’s demise…legend in herself…full of life. Inspiration for many.RIP
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 10, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal…..what a life….it’s that moment when you truly celebrate the end of such a legendary and glorious era….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 10, 2014
102 n a legacy that will always be a part of Indian cinema.It was an honour to know #ZohraSehgal and to b a part of films while she was.RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 10, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal-ji. Deepest condolences to the family.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 10, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal – Charming & Elegant -will miss you
— RD:Lai Bhaari 11july (@Riteishd) July 10, 2014
Landed in Mumbai & heard the sad news of Zohra Sehgal’s passing away. An exceptional actress. Loved her attitude towards life. RIP. #Legend
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) July 11, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal . She will surely be missed ..
— ANUSHKA SHARMA (@AnushkaSharma) July 11, 2014
The veteran actress will be highly missed.
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