Who was Shakila? The yesteryear actress had a tragic past

Updated: Sep 24, 2017, 08:38
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    Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila passed away at the age of 82 on September 20. (Pictures courtesy: Twitter and Facebook)

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    Shakila died of a massive heart attack. In picture: Shakila with her nephew Nasir Khan

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     Shakila had featured in cult movies like 'Hatim Tai' (1956), Guru Dutt's 'Aar Paar' (1954), 'CID' (1956), 'Shriman Satyawadi' (1960) and 'China Town' (1962)

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    Often described as the 'queen of Indian movies', Shakila quit the film industry, married an NRI industrialist, and settles in the UK

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    Shakila later returned to Marine Drive in Mumbai for a few years

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    However, Shakila suffered a major setback in life when her daughter Meenaz committed suicide

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    After Shakila's daughter Meenaz committed suicide, she shifted to her Bandra residence, where she spent her last days

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    Shakila was best friends with Saira Banu, Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Nanda and Jabeen Jalili

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    Shakila's fellow actors from the 50s said that it was unfortunate that she couldn't get immediate admission in the hospital and therefore had to be taken to Juhu's Arogya Nidhi Hospital

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    The news of her death was confirmed by her nephew Nasir Khan, son of veteran comedian Johnny Walker

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    Taking to social media, he wrote, "With a heavy heart, i have 2 inform u all dat my maternal aunt (my moms older sister) Shakila Aunty has passed away. She was a star in her own right in the 50's n 60's. Babuji dheere chalna, pyaar mein zara sambhalna...Please keep her in ur prayers. May Allah grant her Jannat (sic)."

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    Shakila's nephew, actor Nasir Khan, told mid-day, "She wasn't keeping well and had been in and out of the hospital. She was diagnosed with a kidney ailment recently and was on dialysis, which led to further complications."

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    Nasir Khan is the son of late comedian Johnny Walker, who married Shakila's sister, Noor

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    "My father was fond of her (Shakila). She was a social person, full of life. She was always surrounded by people," Nasir Khan remembered

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    Shakila is best remembered for the song Babuji Dheere Chalna

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    Shakila's close friend and veteran actor Asha Parekh told mid-day, "She was always there for others. She was by my side when my father passed away."

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    Asha Parekh further said, "Waheeda [Rehman], Nanda and Shakila were a gang. She was a soft-spoken and kind person, hardly ever raised her voice. Saira [Banu] was trying to get her admitted to a hospital and was with her yesterday."

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Bollywood heroine from the '50s, Shakila, who passed away after suffering a heart attack, had a tragic past with her daughter committing suicide. We recall her heartbreaking story

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