Sudha Shivpuri popularly known as Baa, in the hit serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (KSBKBT) passed away in Mumbai today (20th May). The 77-year-old actress had been unwell for quite sometime.
It is reported that in 2013, the veteran actress was admitted to hospital as she suffered stroke. She was kept in the ICU, but later she regained her health and got well.
The hospital source was quoted as saying, "We are yet to determine the exact cause of death." Few reports say that age-related illness was the reason for her death. Funeral will be held today at 2.30 pm at Oshiwara Crematorium.
Film Writer Mushtaq Shiekh tweeted, "Mrs Sudha Shivpuri (wife of Om Shivpuri) also popularly known as Baa in Kyun Ki passed away this morning. May her soul rest in peace. #RIP."
He further wrote, "Sudha Shivpuri popularly known as Baa from KyunKi passed away this morning. Funeral at Oshiwara Crematorium 2.30 pm today. #RIP." Many fans took to twitter to express their grief on the death of the actress.
The senior actress Sudha started her career at the age of eight to support her ailing mother. During her struggling days, she got married to popular actor Hari Shivpuri. The couple started a theatre company.
Sudha started her career in Bollywood in 1977 with Basu Chatterjee's Swami. Later she went on act in movies - Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Hamari Bahu Alka, Burning Train, Vidhaata, Sun Meri Laila and Maya Memsaab.
The actress then took a break and shifted to Television. She was seen in serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar, Rajni, Rishtey, and many more. Her big break came in the year 2000 with the serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in which she played the role of Baa. Since then she became household name.
The actress is survived by a daughter, who is also a Hindi film actress and a son. May her soul rest in peace.