One of the first Indians to grace the cover of the Asian Special Issue of the American magazine Life, as well as the pack leader to replace international leading ladies as the new pin up girl, Begum Para has bid this material world her final good bye.
The yesteryear's actress, who died in her sleep on Wednesday, played many prominent and (for her time) bold roles through her career. Well known for playing the role of a vamp in films during the 50's, Begum Para was last seen in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Saawariya.
May her soul rest in peace.
Story first published: Friday, December 12, 2008, 12:46 [IST]