Television and Film industry lost one of the most favourite and loved veteran actresses Sudha Shivpuri yesterday (20th May). The 77-year-old actress had been unwell for quite some time.
A source from CritiCare Multispeciality Hospital and Research Centre in Andheri East was quoted by IANS as saying, "She was at our hospital for a couple of days. She died early morning today."
In 2013, the actress was admitted to hospital as she suffered stroke. She was kept in the ICU, but later she regained her health and got well. On Wednesday afternoon (20th May), the veteran actress' body was cremated at the Oshiwara Crematorium.
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.
Popularly known as Baa in the hit serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (KSBKBT), the senior actress had done many movies like Swami, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Hamari Bahu Alka, Burning Train, Vidhaata, Sun Meri Laila and Maya Memsaab.
Yesterday was the end of her journey and to pay their final respects, several television celebrities gathered at Sudha Shivpuri's residence. From the actors who worked with her in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi like Hiten Tejwani, Sumeet Sachdev, Shilpa Saklani to many others actor like Shahbaz Khan, Abhinav Shukla and others attended the funeral.
The actress is survived by a daughter Ritu Shivpuri, who is also a Hindi film actress and a son. May her soul rest in peace.
Sudha Shivpuri's daughter Ritu Shivpuri performing rituals.
Komolika Guha Thakurta, Shilpa Saklani and Tasneem Sheikh who were seen with Sudha Shivpuri in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Thi, attend the funeral.
Chandrakanta's Kunwar Virendra Vikram aka Shahbaz Khan, who was news for his entry as coach in Star Plus' Diya Aur Baati Hum, attended the funeral.
Actor Abhinav Shukla also attended veteran actress Sudha Shivpuri's funeral.
Virendra Saxena, who was seen in TV serial Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin and in many films, attended the funeral.