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Birth anniversary special: The iconic screen mothers of Bollywood

On Dina Pathak's birth anniversary, we pay tribute to the actresses who portrayed on-screen mothers to perfection in Bollywood films

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    Dina Pathak

    The late actress became a favourite of art and commercial films alike during the 1970s and 1980s playing powerful motherly and grandmotherly roles. It was in these films that she became recognized as the Grand-Old-Mother of Hindi cinema. Her portrayal as a middle-aged woman pretending to be Amol Palekar's mother in 'Golmaal' and a strict matriarch of a large family in 'Khoobsurat' won her accolades. Apart from these roles she was also a renowned theatre actress in her early years.

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