Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal passes away at 102

Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal died in New Delhi at the age of 102. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal breathed her last at Max hospital in New Delhi around 4:30 PM. "She died of a cardiac arrest this afternoon. She was unwell for last three-four days," daughter Kiran said. Sehgal would be cremated on Friday at 11 AM at the Lodhi Road crematorium. Sehgal, a vivacious personality, started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935.
She had appeared in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films besides television series and plays. Often called the grand old lady of Bollywood, she last appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Saawariya" in 2007. A Padma Shri awardee, she also received the Padma Vibhshan in 2010. She starred in films like "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Dil Se" and "Cheeni Kum" (with Amitabh Bachchan). She was a member of the Indian People's Theatre Association and in 1946 debuted in its first film production "Dharti Ke Lal", which dealt with the Bengal famine.