Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri's death came as a huge shocker to the Bollywood film fraternity and her fans. Bhaduri, who was a big name in both Gujarati and Hindi film industry, left for her eternal abode on Tuesday. She was admitted to Mumbai's Sujay hospital for the last 10 days and breathed her last after a prolonged battle with chronic kidney disease. She was 62.
The Nimki Mukhiya actress, who stepped into her Bollywood career with Teri Talash Mein in 1968, will be remembered for her remarkable performance in Sawan Ko Aane Do, Julie, Khoon Ki Pukar, Vishwanath, Unees Bees and many others. Bhaduri became one of the leading supporting actors in the 1970s. She also bagged the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in Raja.
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In the early 90s, Bhaduri switched to Television and in no time became popular for playing roles of the grandmother or the matriarch of a family. Her last Television soap Nimki Mukhiya also featured her as Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house.
Besides Nimki Mukhiya, the popular television soaps, Bhaduri had in her kitty, include Bible Ki Kahaniya, Amanat, Hasratein, Kumkum, Choti Bahu, Choti Bahu, Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai, and Kaajjal. The veteran last shot for Nimki Mukhiya, the ongoing Star Bharat show, 15 days back. Having a career spanning around five decades, Bhaduri appeared in 70 films and around 30 TV shows.
Bhaduri is the daughter of Sawan Bhadon actress Chandrima Bhaduri and was frequently mistaken as Jaya Bhaduri (Bachchan)'s sister.
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Meanwhile, social media has been flooding with a series of condolence messages as the actress's demise left fans and colleagues in a state of shock. While some of Bhaduri's industry colleagues attended her last rites to bid adieu to the actress, others took to Twitter to express their grief over her demise.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of #RitaBhaduri. Had the opportunity to work with her, she was a lovely person. 🙏— Rajpal Yadav (@rajpalofficial) July 17, 2018
#RitaBhaduri was affectionate, helpful, jovial, bright and full of life. It is sad and unfortunate that we sum up a person only when he or she is gone. I wish we met more often. We have lost a very fine actress and a brand ambassador/alumni of @FTIIOfficial. Om Shanti.🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/8V8lwMjHSX— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 17, 2018
#RitaBhaduri was one of the finest actresses that #FTII gave us. I had the honour of working with her in Ghar Ho to Aisa, Beta & Viraasat & I'm really saddened to hear about her passing...She will be dearly missed by her friends, family & fans...— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) July 17, 2018
It saddens me to inform you all that actress #RitaBhaduri is no more. Besides being a great actor, she was a great human being. May her soul rest in peace— salil sand (@isalilsand) July 17, 2018
Saddened by the passing away of film & veteran TV actress #RitaBhaduri ji. May her soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) July 17, 2018
I am saddened to hear that veteran actor #RitaBhaduri passed away today.She was a talented actor who knew her art well. I pray to God to give her family and friends the strength to carry on.May her soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/H2viLzXkrZ— Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) July 17, 2018
RIP #RitaBhaduri ji. Neither life nor illness got in the way of your dedication towards your craft. A veteran star of the Indian Film and Televison industry, you will be remembered forever. My condolences to her loved ones. pic.twitter.com/8A4jh68mom— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) July 17, 2018
With a career spanning over 3 decades, Veteran actress #RitaBhaduri ji, worked extensively in films and television shows, leaving an indelible mark on Indian Entertainment Industry. Her passing is a massive loss. RIP! pic.twitter.com/82esjbbmjL— Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) July 17, 2018
Very sad to hear this news,R.I.P #RitaBhaduri jiYou were a great artist, feminist, mother........ ❤️ U pic.twitter.com/fX6ySBA6eb— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTheQueen) July 17, 2018
Really saddened by this news... may her soul rest in peace #RitaBhaduri pic.twitter.com/YuEuIZGclO— Anup Jalota (@anupjalota) July 17, 2018
Saddened by the demise of the veteran actress and @FTII_India alumna #RitaBhaduri.She graced Indian cinema and TV with 5 decades of rich acting. Her passing away is a loss to the industry. My condolences to her family and friends. pic.twitter.com/Tcxz2cIz32— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 17, 2018