Former supermodel and fashion designer Simar Dugal passed away on Wednesday, 12 August, sending shockwaves across the fashion and Bollywood industry. The exact cause of her death is not yet known.
She is survived by son Arjan Singh Dugal, who is a designer in Delhi, according to Entertainment Times.
Many took to social media to offer condolences, describing her as a “warm person” who is gone too soon.
Malaika Arora Khan shared a few pictures on Instagram, saying she lost her closest friend.
“My eyes well up and I can’t stop the tears .... my beautiful friend, my angel, my strongest, my most compassionate Sim @simardugalofficial ... love you and miss you so so much .... rest in peace my friend (sic),” Malaika said.
A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial) on Aug 11, 2020 at 10:49pm PDT
Lara Data took to Twitter to offer condolences to the family.
Rest in peace my beautiful, lovely #SimarDugal . You were the warmest, most genuine, loving soul to know. Strength and prayers to your family.
— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) August 12, 2020
Former supremodel and actor Rahul Dev described her as a ‘pakki sardarni.’
“She was really warm, full of life, but also a pakki sardarni! She was reserved but very graceful,” Rahul said, as quoted by Entertainment Times.
“In those days of modeling she was one of the very few I would converse with. We both had spouses. Rina was my wife then and she was with Prem then. We used to have real conversations, about getting settled and being in the business,” he said.
Roshan Abbas took to Twitter to describe her as a ‘warm and positive’ person.
To an outsider in the fashion world as a compere there was always your reassuring smile and sweetness. One of the people who made me feel comfortable in my highly unfashionable clothes in my early RJ days. Always warm, always positive. RIP#SimarDugal https://t.co/IEwff204rQ
— Roshan Abbas (@roshanabbas) August 12, 2020
(With inputs from Entertainment Times.)
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