Monday, 19 November, 2018

'English Vinglish' actor Sujata Kumar dies; battled fourth stage metastatic cancer

English Vinglish’ actress Sujata Kumar dead Click for full image
Lora Ball | 20 August, 2018, 16:15

She tweeted, "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 p.m.

Family sources told PTI she was suffering from fourth stage metastatic cancer (metastatis) and was admitted to Lilavati Hospital here.

"My darling sister Sujata Kumar and Sri -both looking gorgeous in a still from English Vinglish in 2012", Suchitra wrote while posting a still from English Vinglish. The Telugu audience know her as the one who was seen as Nandamuri Balakrishna's grandma in "Legend".

Read Suchitra Krishnamoorthi's tweet here.

The news of Sujata's death was shared by her sister in a tweet describing her grief over the loss.

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On August 18, Suchitra had urged her fans to pray for her sister.

Previously on Saturday, Suchitra had posted about "somebody plunging a hard cold knife" into her heart and "ripping the ground from under her feet" as she prayed for a miracle outside the ICU where her "Suzie Puzie", "sister, mother and best friend" was being treated. She wrote: "We are bidding our last farewell to Sujata Kumar at Juhu Crematorium, Vile Parle West, near Pavan Hans today 20th August 2018 at 11 am".

Our heartfelt condolences to her family!

Sujata had become a household name when she played the role of Devyani in the TV series Hotel Kingston in 2005. She also appeared in Anil Kapoor's "24" as Meghna Singhania. Sujata also starred in Karan Johar's Gori Tere Pyar Mein and Aanand L Rai's Raanjhanaa.

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