Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passes away

Rita Bhaduri

New Delhi, July 17: Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri who was currently seen as the grandmother in Star Bharat’s Nimki Mukhiya died today morning. She was 62.

Actor Shishir Sharma took to Facebook to inform about her demise. He wrote, “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 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…”.

Rita, 62, died at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis twice a week.

“She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4,” a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week told news agency IANS.

Zama Habib, producer and writer of the actress’ show “Nimki Mukhiya”, said he had sensed she was critical.

“We were at the hospital last night (Monday). Her condition was not good,” Habib told IANS.

Rita Bhaduri has worked in over 20 TV shows, which includes Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, Amanat, Choti Bahu, and Kumkum.

Rita Bhaduri

In “Nimki Mukhiya”, she was seen as Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house. The shoot for Tuesday was cancelled due to the actress’ demise.

The industry bid her a tearful adieu and remembered her as a warm and jovial person, who was one of the “finest” talents to emerge out of FTII.


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