Veteran actress Sudha Shivpuri, who became a household name after essaying the role of 'Baa' in popular TV show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", passed away in Mumbai today (May 20) due to multiple organ failure. She was 77.
Smriti Irani with Sudha Shivpuri in a still from 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'
Sudha died at around 6 AM at a suburban hospital in Andheri, where she was admitted since two weeks.
"Sudha was in coma for last three days in Criticare hospital in Andheri. She passed away due to multiple organ failure resulting from an infection," Sandeep Basu, a family friend, told PTI.
Apart from Ekta Kapoor's "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", where she played the family matriarch, Sudha acted in several TV soaps including "Missing", "Rishtey", "Sarhadein" and "Bandhan".
Her other shows include "Sheeshe Ka Ghar", "Waqt Ka Dariya", "Daman", "Santoshi Ma", "Yeh Ghar", "Kasamh Se", and "Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil".
The actress, who was married to Bollywood veteran Om Shivpuri, is survived by two children - son Vineet and daughter Ritu, who too is an actress.
Sudha's last rites will be performed at around 2.30 pm at a crematorium in Oshiwara, Basu added.
(With inputs from agencies)
Bollywood and TV fraternity members mourn the loss of their beloved 'Baa'
Ronit Roy: My association with her was long but with limited interaction. I will always remember her as being a sweet Baa. I feel sad at her demise and my condolences for the family at the same time. I feel happy that the soul is now free from sorrow. My prayers for her soul and her family.
Pulkit Samrat: Really sad to know about the news. It was always a learning experience to work with her. Learnt a load many things every single day from her. Today many Indian households have lost a grandmother.
Hiten Tejwani: It's sad and shocking. Baa will always be with us. May her soul rest in peace. Me and Baa used to team up and do masti with others. She used to specially get peanuts and channa for me and as soon as she came on the sets, she used to instruct her boy...isko de de singh channa..nahin toh sab kha jayegaa.
Karan Mehra: Dignity,love, affection and humbleness taught n introduced by baa in every Saas of the country #rip sudha ji
Tusshar Kapoor: RIP #SudhaShivpuri ji! #Baa #kyunki
Divya Dutta: Rip sudha shivpurii....