Members of Bollywood town like Lata Mangeshkar, Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to mourn the demise of veteran theatre and film actor Sulabha Deshpande, who dies on Saturday following a prolonged illness.
The last rites of Sulabha, who died at her home here, will take place on Sunday afternoon.
The actress, who was 80, is known for films including “Bhumika”, “Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan”, “English Vinglish” as well as many TV serials and plays.
Over the years, Sulabha acted in scores of movies, mainly in lovable mother or grandmother roles in both Hindi and Marathi films, besides key roles in several TV serials and Marathi theatre, her first love and earned critical acclaim as well as audience approval.
Here are the tweets:
Bahut acchi Abhinetri Sulabha Deshpande ji aaj hamare bich nahi rahi.Mujhe bahut dukh hai,unke (cont) https://t.co/b6hz7TClQL
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) June 4, 2016
RIP. Sulbha Deshpande. Worked with both her and her late husband Arvind Deshpande in the film "Duniya" pic.twitter.com/bQJzivUQTl
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 4, 2016
Madhuri Dixit Nene:
Sad to know about the demise of Sulabha Deshpandeji. What a lovely, warm person and wonderful actress! Also RIP boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) June 4, 2016
Day of colossal losses. RIP Mohammad Ali, Sasha Shulgin and Sulabha Deshpande 🙁
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) June 4, 2016
RIP Sulbha Deshpande Ji – you will be missed .. Thank u for everything … Condolences to the family. https://t.co/ULBm631UgL
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 4, 2016
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 4, 2016
Sad to hear about Sulabha Deshpande. Will always be remembered for her immense Contribution to Marathi theatre & Hindi Cinema. #RIP
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 4, 2016