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Veteran actress Surekha Sikri passes away at 75

Friday, July 16, 2021 • Telugu Comments

Veteran Hindi TV and film actress Surekha Sikri is no more. She died today at the age of 75 due to cardiac arrest. It's learned that Sikri had suffered a brain stroke last year.

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Described as a versatile and accomplished artist, Sikri's demise has been condoled by several celebs and politicians. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, among others, has written condolence tweets.

A feted achiever, she won the National Film Award for her roles in the Hindi movies 'Tamas', 'Mammo' and 'Badhaai Ho'. Actor Gulshan Grover said that he had the great fortune of working and learning from her so much in his Theatre days and then watching her superb performances.

Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayeer described her as one of the greatest talents. "He passed away leaving behind so many great performances in theatre and cinema!! She was a treat to watch on stage. Can’t forget some of those memories of her act in theatre. Great craft and a graceful person," he wrote.

Avika Gor, who acted with her in the popular TV serial 'Balika Vadhu', wrote, "I have some amazing memories with Surekha ji. Apart from being an incredible actress, she was a beautiful human. It was always difficult to match her energy levels during the scenes but she made sure I was comfortable every time I was around her and which taught me to be grounded."

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