DELHI, 16 July: Veteran actor Surekha Sikri has passed away at the age of 75 of a cardiac arrest. The actor was known for films such as Badhaai Ho and TV shows like Balika Vadhu. Bollywood celebs have mourned the loss.
National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri has died in Mumbai of a cardiac arrest at the age of 75. The actor was ailing for a long time and had suffered two brain strokes in 2020 and 2018.
Actor’s manager confirmed the news, “Three-time national award winning actress, Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75.
She had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram.”
Among those who mourned the loss were actors Manoj Bajpayee, Pooja Bhatt, Divyenndu and Divya Dutta.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also paid a tribute to her. “Heartfelt condolences on the demise of veteran actress Surekha Sikri ji. May God bless her soul,” he wrote on Twitter.
Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, who died on Wednesday aged 98, was a shy Muslim fruit seller who fought early failure and family disapproval to become one of Bollywood’s most accomplished and respected film stars.
With Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor, he was one of the three big names who dominated the golden age of Indian cinema from the 1940s to the 1960s, enjoying a career spanning more than 50 years and nearly 60 films. Nicknamed “The Tragedy King” because of his brooding good looks, tousled hair, and deep voice, he played the lead in some of the Indian film industry’s most commercially successful films of the period and earning him iconic status.