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English Vinglish actor Sujata Kumar dies after battling cancer

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 20/08/2018

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Actor Sujata Kumar, who played Sridevi’s sibling in English Vinglish, died after battling stage four cancer. The news of Sujata Kumar’s death was confirmed by her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Sharing the news, Suchitra wrote on Twitter:

“Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of August 2018..Life can never be the same again...”

In another tweet, Suchitra had informed that the mortal remains would be cremated at the Juhu crematorium in Vile Parle on August 20. However, she deleted it later.

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According to a report in Spotboye, the actor has fourth stage cancer, which had metastasised. She was admitted at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. Her condition deteriorated and it was reported that she had multiple organ failure.

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It may be recalled that Sujata Kumar is a cancer survivor. Back in 2012, when she appeared in English Vinglish, she was quoted as saying how happy she was that Gauri Shinde had thought of casting her in the role. Prior to that, while she had done a few TV serials like Hotel Kingston (Star One) and Bombay Talking (Zee Cafe), but it wasn’t till English Vinglish that she became a popular face. She later appeared in Anil Kapoor’s 24 as Meghna Singhania. She has worked in a couple of other Bollywood films like Karan Johar’s Gori Tere Pyar Mein and Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa, both in 2013. She also appeared in TV commercials.

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