Mumbai, August 20: Actress Sujata Kumar, fondly remembered for playing late veteran actress Sridevi's elder sister in the film English Vinglish directed by Gauri Shinde has died of cancer, said her actress-singer sister Suchitra Krishnamoorthi. Sujata worked in several TV shows like Hotel Kingston and Bombay Talking. She also appeared in the Anil Kapoor-starrer 24 as Meghna Singhania. Apart from English Vinglish, Sujata has worked in movies like Raanjhanaa, Salaam-E-Ishq and Gori Tere Pyar Mein. English Vinglish Actress Sujata Kumar Dies of Cancer at 53.
Suchitra tweeted that Sujata reportedly succumbed to cancer late on Sunday. "Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an unimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 p.m. Life can never be the same again."
Suchitra, who is the former wife of filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, had earlier tweeted asking her fans and friends to pray for Sujata. "Please pray for my darling sister Sujata Kumar," she had tweeted. On Saturday, Suchitra shared an update about her sister. Sridevi 55th Birth Anniversary: 5 Iconic Dance Numbers of the Late Actress That Will Make You Nostalgic - Watch Videos.
"It feels like somebody's plunged a hard cold knife into my heart and ripped the ground from under my feet as I sit outside ICU and pray for my big sister, my mother, my best friend, my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside...".
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Earlier, this year actress Sridevi passed away at the age of 54 on February 24. The veteran actress suffered a cardiac arrest. Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor's cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor. The news of death came as a shock for the entire nation. (Inputs From IANS).