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Zohra Sehgal dead: Indian actress known as the 'Grand Old Lady of Bollywood' dies aged 102


Indian actress Zohra Sehgal - described by many as the Grand Old Lady of Bollywood' - has died today (10 June ) aged 102.

Her daughter confirmed the news.

"She died of a cardiac arrest this afternoon. She was unwell for last three-four days," said Kiran Sehgal.

She will be cremated Friday 11 June at Lodhi Road crematorium, Delhi.

Born on 27 April 1912, Sehgal started her career as a dancer in choreographer Uday Shankar's troupe, performing in the USA and Japan. She went onto appear in numerous Bollywood films as a character actress, as well as English-speaking films such as Bend It Like Beckham.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already paid tribute to the actress on Twitter.

Her most famous credits include Neecha Nagar, Afsar (1946), Bhaji on the Beach (1992) and The Mystic Masseur (2001). She also acted in television series Doctor Who from 1964-1965, making her the longest-living actress to have appeared on the show and its only centenarian. She last featured in 2007 romance film Saawariya.

Sehgal received some of India's highest awards, including the Padma Shri in 1998, the Kalidas Samman in 2001, the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2004, in addition to the Padma Vibhushan in 2010.


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RIP Zohra
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She was such a amazing onscreen  Dadi...
RIP Zohra 
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she was an adorable grandma 
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Aww.. DDLJ daadi.. Ichak daana beechak daana, daane upar daana..

RIP Zohra.



No, that's another grandma. Zohra Sehgal played Amitabh Bachchan's mommy in Sugar Free.
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No, that's another grandma. Zohra Sehgal played Amitabh Bachchan's mommy in Sugar Free



Oh right right. Zohra was in Veer-Zaara right?Edited by Yankees - 9 years ago
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Awww RIP. She was hilarious. I loved her in Bhajji on the Beach. She made that movie so much fun to watch.
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She was hilarious in chalo ishq ladaaye.
RIP.
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i am feeling upset:( she is my very fav.just 2 days ago me and my bro werw watching cheeni kum and saying how pretty and fab actress she is..i enjoyed her every movie..May Allah grant her Jannat
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RIP
god bless her soul