Popular Bollywood actress Sujata Kumar, of ‘English Vinglish’ fame passed away last night after battling stage four cancer. The sad news of her demise was shared by by her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi on Twitter.
She tweeted, “Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018..Life can never be the same again …”
Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018..Life can never be the same again …
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 19, 2018
Sujata was suffering from fourth stage cancer and was getting treated in Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. Suchitra shared that her sister will be cremated at Juhu Crematorium. She posted, “We are bidding our last farewell to Sujata Kumar at Juhu Crematorium, Vile Parle west, near Pavan Hans today 20th august 2018 at 11 am ???.”
It was on the 18th of August that Suchitra had shared that her sister Sujata was in the ICU and was fighting with the big C. She had posted, “It feels like somebody’s plunged a hard cold knife into my heart & ripped the ground from under my feet as i sit outside ICU & pray for my big sis my mother my best friend my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside Pls join me & my family in r prayers for her ??.”
Sujata was a popular face in Bollywood and had appeared in films like ‘Raanjhanaa’, ‘Guzaarish’ and ‘English Vinglish’. She was also a part of TV shows like Anil Kapoor’s ’24’.