Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passes away at 62

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passes away at 62
Rita Bhaduri featured in a number of films and TV serials during her five decade long career (Picture Courtesy: Khabare.com)

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who worked extensively in films and television shows, died in Mumbai on Tuesday. She was 62.

A source from the hospital said she had been under treatment for over a week. Rita, who was admitted at Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle, was suffering from a kidney ailment and had to go for dialysis every alternate day.

“She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.,” the source was quoted as saying.

With a career spanning over five decades, Rita 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, her 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.

Actor Shishir Sharma took to his Facebook account to share the news of Rita’s demise.

“We deeply regret to inform you that Rita Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond… Extremely sad. Lost a wonderful human being… A mother to many of us. Will miss u Ma,” he wrote.

Sharma informed that the actress’ funeral rites will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East.

Zama Habib, producer and writer of her ongoing show “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, adding that the thespian was a “gem of a person”.

In “Nimki Mukhiya”, she was seen as a Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house.

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