Surekha Sikri bid adieu to the mortal world on July 16. The veteran actress breathed her last on Friday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. The entire film industry is mourning the death of the versatile actress and theatre personality. Surekha’s contribution to Hindi cinema and various other art forms are unmeasurable.
Post her demise, a throwback video of veteran actress reciting Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s most celebrated poem Mujhse Pahli Si Mohabbat has resurfaced online. The actress beautiful rendition of that nazm will leave you teary-eyed. In her rendition, Surekha’s voice is so powerful that it all the more magnifies the pain and longing of the lover depicted by Faiz’s words.
The viral video was originally shot in 2017. It was created by Manish Gupta for Urdu Studio, a YouTube channel. After Sikri’s demise, the video resurfaced on social media, and the actress’ fans just can’t stop marveling at her powerful yet touching recital and her innate quality to make everything magical. Her recital literally brought the written words to life. She was a gifted artiste who proved her mettle across various mediums.
You can watch the video below:
Films, TV shows and theater, she was master of all. The three-time national award-winning actress has left behind a legacy that will be continue to live on forever. Kissa Kursi Ka, Mammo, Sardari Begum, are some of her critically acclaimed films. Her most recent film Badhaai Ho also earned her rave reviews. Just like these acclaimed films, the powerhouse performer also featured in popular shows like Banegi Apni Baat, Just Mohabbat, and Balika Vadhu to name a few.
The veteran actress was not keeping well since the last few years. She had also suffered a brain stroke last year.
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