National Award-winning actress Surekha Sikri passed away at the age of 75 on Friday (July 16) morning. A statement shared by the late actress’ agent revealed that the actress died of cardiac arrest. She was suffering from health problems as earlier she had suffered brain strokes.
Surekha Sikri’s Badhaai Ho co-star Ayushmann Khurrana has given an emotional tribute to the late actress on social media. For the unversed, Sikri played the role of Ayushmann’s on-screen grandmom in Badhaai Ho. She received the Best Supporting Actress National Award for the role in the film.
Sharing two stills of himself with Surekha Sikri from the film, Ayushmann wrote, “In every film we have a family and we end up spending more time with the film family than our own families. One such beautiful family was in Badhai Ho. Out of all my films, it was the perfect family with a perfect cast. Surekha Sikri was the head of our family, who was more progressive than the entire family tree. You know what, that was her in real life too. A complete boho. A chiller. Young at heart.”
He also shared his last memory with her as he wrote, “I remember when she was boarding an auto rickshaw after the screening of our film, Tahira and I gave her a lift back home and we said “ma’am you are the real star of our film” and she replied “wish I get more work.” Tahira and I were speechless.”
“We watched her frail demeanour walking towards her building. That’s my last memory of her. I would request you to watch her recite Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s nazm “Mujh-se pehli si mohabbat mere mehboob na maang.” Aapko unse aur mohabbat ho jaayegi. An impeccable performer. A consummate artiste. A legend. You’ll be missed Surekha ma’am. ?Thank you for the beautiful memories.??#RIPSurekhaSikri,” Ayushmann ended his eulogy.
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May Surekha Sikri’s soul rest in peace!