Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passes away at the age of 71


Veteran actress Vidya Sinha, who plays the role of Bebe in popular Star Plus show Kulfi Kumar Bajewala, is no more. She breathed her last on Thursday (August 15) at the age of 71. A couple of days ago, Vidya was hospitalized after complaining of she complained of breathlessness. Since then, she was on ventilator support at Criticare Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. At that time, sources at the hospital had claimed that she was diagnosed with lung and heart disorders. She was kept on PAP (Positive airway Pressure) ventilator and the actress finally succumbed to her illness today.

Vidya Sinha is best remembered for her roles in Basu Chatterjee's middle-of-the-road romances such as Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1976), and BR Chopra's Pati, Patni Aur Woh (1978). Her last notable role was in Salman Khan's 2011 Eid release, Bodyguard. In recent times, she has been busy with television assignments. She was seen in shows such as Ekta Kapoor's Kaavyanjali, besides Kulfi Kumarr Bajewala.

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Vidya's first marriage was with Venkateshwaran Iyer in 1968. They adopted a daughter, Jahnvi. After Iyer's demise, she married an Australia-based doctor named Netaji Bhimrao Salunkhe. She had filed a complaint of domestic violence in January 2009. A court order subsequently directed Salunkhe to pay Rs 10,000 per month as maintenance pay.

(Source: PeepingMoon/With inputs from IANS)