The death of legendary actress Zohra Sehgal has left the film industry mourning in extreme grief. Tributes poured in from the film and television fraternity, soon after the news of her demise as celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences
"Zohra Sehgal passes away at 102 yrs...What a journey and what an immensely lovable co-star! Prayer for her blessed soul!," actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.
The actress had played a chilled-out mother to Big B's character in the critically acclaimed 2007 film 'Cheeni Kum', but his memories of her go way back in time, when he was a child.
Once earlier, Amitabh had shared how he had met Zohra as a child when she visited his hometown Allahabad.
"My family has a special relationship with Zohra Sehgal. Zohraji used to work with Prithvi Raj Kapoor in Prithvi Theatre. Prithvi Raj Kapoor had a cordial relationship with my father and whenever the Prithvi group visited Allahabad, we used to meet Zohraji," he had said before the actress turned 100 in 2012.
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Actress Priyanka Chopra called it an honour to know the centenarian, who wowed everyone during her lifetime with her matchless reserves of energy. "102 n a legacy that will always be a part of India cinema. It was an honour to know #ZohraSehgal and to be a part of films while she was. RIP".
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar paid his homage by sharing a vintage picture from the 1940 on the micro-blogging site. "Sad to hear about Zohra Sehgal's demise...legend in herself...full of life. Inspiration for many.RIP" he said on his account.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar too expressed his heartfelt tribute. "My condolences on the sad demise of the veteran actress Zohra Sehgal. Her legendary contribution in the field of art & cinema will live on," Javadekar tweeted.
Television producer Siddharth Basu tweeted," Forever young at heart & in spirit even at 102, the irrepressibly endearing Zohra Sehgal finally belongs to the ages. May she rest in peace."
Actress Dia Mirza also joined in paying her tribute to the "grand old lady" on Twitter. "102 years of greatness. I will always love you. Zohraji. RIP. #GrandOldLady of #IndianCinema. #ZohraSehgal." Mirza said.
Karan Johar: RIP Zohra Sehgal...what a life...it's that moment when you truly celebrate the end of such a legendary and glorious era.
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP Zohra Sehgal - Charming & Elegant - will miss you.
Anushka Sharma: RIP Zohra Sehgal . She will surely be missed ..
Farhan Akhtar: RIP Zohra Sehgal-ji. Deepest condolences to the family.
Randeep Hooda: RIP Zohra aapa..
Sophie Choudry: RIP Zohra Sehgal ji..you beautiful #GrandOldLady...Absolute legend & powerhouse of talent..The world was blessed with your presence.
Shatrughan Sinha: Very sad to hear about Zohra Sehgal's demise. 102 years of greatness. RIP #ZohraSehgal
Manish Malhotra: RIP Zohra Sehgal ji. A true legend. worked with her in Veer-Zaara and rembember her as a charming happy person.
Viveck Vaswani: RIP Zohra Sehgal! One spunky lady! Worked with Prithviraj Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor!
Nimrat Kaur: In her century long life, Zohra Sehgal ji gave us a million years worth of inspiration. Woman, soul, an existence extraordinaire...what a life!
Anubhav Sinha: RIP Zohra Sehgal. The naughtiest Granny on celluloid.
Pritish Nandy: Zohra Sehgal, what a person! What an actor! RIP.
Nandish Sandhu: RIP Zohra Sehgal ji... We will miss u always ...
Sangram Singh: RIP to #ZohraSehgal .A legend actress , nobody can't take your place. #MotherofBollywood
Pooja Bhatt: A long life is not what I seek. A full life? Yes indeed. Dear God-May I have the gall & desire for champagne & life a la #ZohraSehgal.
Mahesh Bhatt: 10 hrs ago I asked Zohra Saigal a question: "What in one word is the key emotion u feel about life? "GRATITUDE" she said with a sweet smile
Anupam Kher: Landed in Mumbai & heard the sad news of Zohra Sehgal’s passing away. An exceptional actress. Loved her attitude towards life. RIP.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: GOD BLESS HER SOUL.
Huma Qureshi: If only briefly,had d pleasure of working with u..u must b raving mad at everyone misspelling ur name..RIP#ZohraSegal Ur were the spunkiest
Amitabh Bachchan: Zohra Sehgal ... she epitomised life, living and its zest .. a spirit that could shame a teenager, and a smile that lit up..the DOS darkest of situations !!
Karanvir Bohra: What a life she has lived.From the inception of Indian cinema till date . she's just not a legend. She is an celebrity, star, superstar, icon, genius, phenomenon, luminary, giant. #zohrasehgallivesforever
Meiyang Chang: 102 Not Out, because legends live on forever. #ZohraSehgal ji, you were more spirited than all of us
Ridhi Dogra: Heaven must be filled with energy and zest today. You taught how to live a life every moment of our time on earth #RIPZohraSehgal.
Jaaved Jaaferi: 102 and an incomparable joie de vivre.. RIP Zohra Sehgal
Gul Panag: #RIP Zohra Sehgal. What a legend! What a life!
Manish Paul: RIP zohra sehgal ji...u will be missed...
Lisa Ray: RIP Zohra Sehgal. The true grand dame of not just performing but leading a life less ordinary.
Neha Dhupia: RIP Zohra Sehgal .... U ve left us with so much of ur magic ! http://
Vishal Malhotra: RIP and Thank You.
Ehsaan Noorani: RIP #ZohraSehgal you were a pleasure to watch in all the films u acted in
Aakanksha Singh: RIP Zohra ji..what an impressive journey..
Divya Dutta: R I P Zohra sehgal! Wil always remember sharing kulfi with you on t sets of veer Zara!n all those pranks n laughter! Tat zindadili!u made
Ajaz Khan: RIP to the most beautiful and talented actress you'll always be in my prayers ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¼ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ¼
Shekhar Kapur: Lessons of Life: Zora Sehgal, 102, proves that if you live a life full of joy, the last thing you fear is death. RIP should read Rest in Joy
Shweta Pandit: Her enthusiasm and energy came out of screen into our lives #ZohraSehgal loved her on-screen
Mahhi Vij: Rip zora ji inspiration truly
Vahbiz Dorabjee: Zohra Sehgal passed away..May her soul rest in peace. She was such an inspiration at dis age.She kept her spirit alive till her last breath.
Payal Rohatgi: RIP Zohra Sehgal ji. God give peace to your Soul. #legend #Inspiration
Kushal Tandon: I really use to love her and c my nani in her .... RIP #legacy
Punit Malhotra: Worked with her as an assistant on the sets of Kal Ho Naa Ho. She was definitely the youngest person on set then. RIP Zohra Sehgalji :(
Shruti Seth: May you light up the sky with your sparkling eyes RIP Zohra Sehgal