It has been 40 years since one of the finest actresses of Bollywood - Nargis Dutt - left for her heavenly. On her 40th death anniversary today, like every year, her son-actor Sanjay Dutt remembered his mother fondly and went down the memory lane as he shared a throwback picture wish his 'Ma'. On his Instagram account, Sanjay shared a throwback picture featuring him with late Nargis.
Sharing the childhood picture, Sanjay wrote, "Not a day goes by when I don't miss you Ma!"
Nargis was born as Fatima Rashid on June 1, 1929, in Calcutta, and made her screen debut as a child artiste in Talash-E-Haq in 1935. Her acting career as a full-fledged heroine began when she was just 14, in Mehboob Khan’s Taqdeer (1943). In a career that spanned two decades, she appeared in many commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films.
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1980, Nargis slipped into coma on May 2, 1981, and breathed her last on May 3 which was exactly four days before the premiere of Sanjay's debut film Rocky. As an ode to his mother, Sanjay kept a seat vacant beside him for her in the cinema hall.