Achala Sachdev, who acted as the wife of Balraj Sahni in BR Chopra’s Waqt, passed away earlier today at the Poona Hospital and Research Centre.
88-year-old Achala has been receiving treatment for various illnesses for over six months now. After fracturing her leg recently, Achala Sachdev's health began deteriorating. After suffering from severe respiratory problems, Achala was put on ventilator support.
Achala Sachdev will be best remembered in the song 'Aae meri zohrajabeen'. Balraj Sahni crooned the song for his 'reel' wife in the movie Waqt.
Achala Sachdev has acted in over 250 films and was last seen in Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, starring Hrithik Roshan and Esha Deol. Though the actress had been one of the well known actresses in her times, it is surprising that nobody from Bollywood visited her or enquired after her in her last days.