Yesteryear actress Nimmi, 88, left for heavenly abode on Wednesday evening. She passed away at her Mumbai residence after a prolonged illness. As per reports, her last rites are to be performed on Thursday, however, her body could not be brought home due to coronavirus.
Soon after the news of Nimmi Ji's demise broke, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of the late actress. Veteran superstars Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu also expressed their grief on Twitter, and stated that they are feeling a sense of personal loss.
A tweet from Dilip Kumar's handle read: "Message from Saira Banu Khan: Dilip Sahab and I are feeling a deep sense of personal loss at the passing away of our beloved #Nimmiji". #Nimmi ji was my elder. She had always maintained close contacts with Sahab and me through her beautiful, loving, prolific, hand-written personal letters in Urdu."
"#Nimmi ji spent good time with my mother #NaseemBanu and through my mother and my husband, I built a bond with her. Such stalwarts are rare. Nimmi ji will be missed. May Allah bless her with Jannat. I have tears in my eyes as I am dictating this to @faisalmouthshut," another tweet read.
Other celebs like Rishi Kapoor and Mahesh Bhatt took to social media to pay their tribute to the late actress.
Nimmi Ji’s notable films includes "Uran Khatola (1955) with Dilip Kumar, the Ashok Kumar-Kishore Kumar starrer "Bhai-Bhai (1956), Sohrab Modi's "Kundan" (1955), the Rajendra Kumar-starrer "Mere Mehboob" (1963) and "Akashdeep" (1965).
Her last release was K. Asif's much-delayed "Love And God", a retelling of the Laila-Majnu story. The film was released in 1986, starring Sanjeev Kumar and Nimmi in the lead roles.