Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana no more
She was 74 and is survived by her foster daughter.
Veteran Indian actress Sadhana Shivdasani, known for films like "Mera Saaya", "Wo Kaun Thi" and "Waqt", died here on Friday after a brief illness. She was 74.
Sadhana, who is credited for introducing the fringe hairstyle in Indian film industry, passed away at a private hospital here, sources said.
Her body was taken to her residence in suburban Mumbai where Bollywood personalities, including her former colleague and friend Waheeda Rehman, went to pay their last respects.
Sadhana was admitted to a suburban hospital here last year for a lesion in her mouth and underwent a surgery.
Born in 1941 in a Sindhi family, she was named after her father's favourite actress Sadhona Bose. Her father and actor Hari Shivdasani were brothers. Hari's daughter is actress Babita Kapoor.
Sadhana was the only child and and her mother home-schooled her until she was eight. In 1955 she played a chorus girl in the song "Mur mur ke na dekh mur mur ke" in Raj Kapoor's "Shree 420". She made her full-fldged film debut in the first ever Sindhi film "Abana".
Some of her memorable films include "Love in Simla", "Hum Dono", "Ek Musafir Ek Hasina", "Asli-Naqli", "Mere Mehboob" and "Woh Kaun Thi".
B-Town mourns veteran actress's death
Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Rishi Kapoor and Anupam Kher have mourned the death of yesteryear actress Sadhana and remembered the famous songs she was a part of.
Sadhana is known for her work in films like "Woh Kaun Thi?", "Mera Saaya", "Intaqam", and "Waqt".
B-Town took to Twitter to express their grief:
RIP Sadhana aunty...Your legacy of beauty,poise and utmost grace....will live on forever... pic.twitter.com/XkQTCjdN6k- Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 25, 2015
Mujhe abhi pata chala ki meri pasandida abhinetri Sadhana ji ka aaj swargwas hua. Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh (cont) https://t.co/BoB2K5a6qD— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 25, 2015
R I P Sadhana Shivdasani pic.twitter.com/jz0Qek9lcV— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) December 25, 2015
Landed in Jammu. Sad news about Sadhana Ji's demise. Our college days heroine. Later when we met, found a kind & genuine person in her. RIP— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 25, 2015
Stalwart Sadhna ji leaves for her heavenly abode today... God bless her soul. Prayers Ma'm.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) December 25, 2015
Lag jaa gale ki phir ye haseen raat ho na ho ..... RIP Sadhna— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 25, 2015
Sadhanaji one of the most incredible and graceful women,thank you so much for the memories and advice love you and miss you :(:(— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) December 25, 2015