Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passes away at 62, co-stars pay tribute

Veteran Indian actress Rita Bhaduri passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 62. This sad news has recently been confirmed by actor Shishir Sharma.

The Raazi actor wrote on his Facebook wall, “We deeply regret to inform you that Reeta Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond. The funeral rites will be held on 17th July, Tuesday at 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East. Extremely sad.. lost a wonderful human being .. a mother to many of us.. will miss u Ma…”

The 62-year-old actress was last seen as Imarti Devi in Star Bharat’s TV show Nimki Mukhiya. Rita gave her 30-years of contribution to the Indian film industry. She has worked in some of the popular films like Raja, Beta, Raja, Julie, Beta, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar. Apart from films, she worked in around 30 TV shows like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Choti Bahu, Kumkum, Khichdi and many others.

Rita was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis.  “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 told IANS.

Zama Habib, producer and writer of “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. In “Nimki Mukhiya”, she was seen as a Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house. What’s going to happen to her character? “The last time she shot for the show was almost 15 days back. We were waiting for her to recover. Today is her funeral. We will see what can be done,” said Habib, who described her as a “gem of a person”.

Actress Shiwani Chakraborty of “Nimki Mukhiya” said: “For the past two months, she was not keeping well. I will really miss her. More than a co-actor, she was a great human being. I learnt a lot of things from her. She was just like a family member to me.” Actress Garima Singh, who played her daughter-in-law in the show, said: “We used to share the shame room. So we used to talk about lots of things. She was a very positive person.”

May her soul rest in peace!

(With IANS Inputs)

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