Death in the peak of prime


Life bristles with disappointments and ironies big and small. Showbiz with all its glamour and glitter isn’t exempted from similar ironies. Ranging from accidents down to that of untimely deaths, the glitzy horizon of the entertainment industry is replete with similar illustrations in umpteen numbers. Here’s a look at those screen savory figures, whose lives and livelihoods came to an unexpected halt.

Guru Dutt
Guru Dutt















Undone by life and love, one of the most cherished creators of Hindi filmdom chose death over depression on 10th of October some eighteen odd years back in 1964. The actor cum filmmaker nipped himself in the bid by way of a supposed overdose of alcohol and sleep enhancers.

Divya Bharati
Divya Bharati






























The chirpy actress had her last brush with life on in 1993 on the 5th of April. Having been recently wedded to Sajid Nadiadwala- one of B Town’s leading producers, the bubbly actress met her end by falling off from her plush apartment of five storeys.  Till date, it isn’t clear if the motive was suicidal or a murderous ploy.

Silk Smita
Silk  Smitha




















The raving star of pornographic flicks had her final tryst with life and living in 1996 on 23rd September. Though reports of investigation vouch for suicide, reality could well be different.

Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi























The sultry siren of Mumbai filmdom was not only victimized by schizophrenia of a peculiar kind, but was in throes of diabetes as well- the disease to bring about her ultimate end some eight years back in 2004.

Nafisa Joseph











The promising ramp walker and covetous winner of an acclaimed beauty pageant had her final fall when she hanged herself to an uncalled for end in 2004. Having to go through a series of failure with respect of love and relationship, the model cum VJ chose to embrace an untimely end.

Smita Patil
Smita Patil



















A powerful actress and one of the leading fortes of alternate film succumbed to her post natal complications, after delivering the actor-son Prateik Babbar. Though both Prateik and his politician father have been doing quite well, the loss on part of Bollywood is irreplaceable as well as irreparable.

Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan















Having debuted with ‘Disco Dewane’- the rollicking album of soul stirring disco music fought a mind-blowing battle, before giving in to the deadly disease of cancer while still being in the peak of prime.

Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari















‘Pakeezah’ might have assisted the seductive role player to escalate heights of grandeur, but the scintillating beauty was done and distraught by way of her deadly deals with alcohol- which ultimately paved ways for liver cirrhosis and death.