Vidya Sinha passes away at 72 in Mumbai


Veteran actress Vidya Sinha, who was unwell for quite sometime passed away at Mumbai Criticare Hospital at the age of 72 on Thursday at 12 noon. She was admitted to the ICU after her condition worsened. She was diagnosed with lung and heart disorder. Her condition was very serious and was kept on ventilator.

Vidya Sinha was kept on PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) ventilator but when her ventilator was removed, her oxygen levels dropped and she became breathless.

A hospital official told earlier, "Her prolonged medical issues had aggravated, leading to breathlessness and she even developed heart and lung disorders, leading to more breathlessness. All that has been taken care of."

However, the official added that the actress may not be discharged from the hospital anytime soon. The official said, "The doctors are yet to decide (about her discharge from the hospital). She will have to stay here for a few days for complete recovery."

Vidya Sinha made her acting debut with Basu Chatterjee's award winning movie 'Rajnigandha' at the age of 27. She latter starred in 'Chhoti Si Baat', 'Mukti', 'Pati, Patni Aur Woh' etc. After a long break, she returned to silver screen with Salman Khan's ‘Bodyguard’. She has also worked in small screen with Ekta Kapoor in ‘Kaavyanjali’ (2006).

The actress married her neighbour Venkateshwaran Iyer in 1968 and adopted a daughter, Jhanvi. After the death of her husband in 1996, she married Netaji Bhimrao Salunkhe in 2001. She divorced him in 2009 and filed domestic violence case against him.

May her soul rest in peace!