(Eds: Adds details) Satara, Sep 22 (PTI) Veteran Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar died at a hospital in Satara following a brief illness early Tuesday morning, hospital authorities said.
She was 79.
The actress was undergoing treatment at the private hospital here in Maharashtra since September 17.
'Her condition worsened on Monday evening and she was put on ventilator support. She breathed her last this morning,' a senior doctor from the hospital said.
The actress was in Satara for a shooting.
She acted in several Marathi and Hindi films, and Marathi plays.
According to the Satara district administration, her final rites were held here as per the COVID-19 protocol.
A senior official said 22 crew members at the shoot had tested positive for COVID-19 and had returned to Mumbai after recovery. PTI COR SPK GK BNM BNM