Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who has been a part of the Indian entertainment industry for over three decades, passed away Tuesday morning. The funeral rites were held at a crematorium in Andheri, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Rita Bhaduri was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis. "She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.," a source told IANS.
Pictured: Family and friends came in to pay their last respects to Rita Bhaduri
With a career spanning over five decades, Rita Bhaduri played important supporting parts in movies like Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kya Kehna, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. She also featured in Gujarati movies
On the TV front, Rita Bhaduri's credits include popular shows like Hasratein, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Khichdi, Ek Nayi Pehchaan, Amanat, Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka and Kumkum. She was particularly popular for playing roles of a mother or grandmother. She was part of an on-going show Nimki Mukhiya in which she was seen as Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house
Shishir Sharma arrives at the crematorium to pay his last respect to Rita Bhaduri
Shishir Sharma took to Facebook to share the sad news of Rita Bhaduri's untimely demise, "We deeply regret to inform you that Reeta Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond. The funeral rites will be held on 17th July, Tuesday 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East. Extremely sad.. lost a wonderful human being .. a mother to many of us.. will miss u Ma..."
Veteran actor Satish Shah arrives to offer his condolences to Rita Bhaduri's family at the crematorium in Andheri
Satish Shah, Shishir Sharma and a fellow actor at Rita Bhaduri's last rites at the Andheri crematorium
Jitendra Trehan arrives to offer his condolences to Rita Bhaduri's family at the crematorium in Andheri
Neelu Kohli also came in to offer her condolences to Rita Bhaduri's family at the crematorium in Andheri
Jitendra Trehan, Shishir Sharma and Neelu Kohli at Rita Bhaduri's funeral
Zama Habib, producer and writer of Nimki Mukhiya, said that somehow he knew it was going to happen. "We were at the hospital last night. Her condition was not good. We have cancelled today's shoot due to her demise," Habib told IANS. What's going to happen to her character? "The last time she shot for the show was almost 15 days back. We were waiting for her to recover. Today is her funeral. We will see what can be done," said Habib, who described Rita Bhaduri as a gem of a person.
Jaya Bhattacharya and Neelu Kohli at Rita Bhaduri's funeral
Veteran actor Satish Shah, Shishir Sharma among other television celebs came in to offer their condolences to Rita Bhaduri's family at the crematorium in Andheri, Mumbai. We have pictures