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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

'English Vinglish' actress Sujata Kumar dies of cancer

Kumar, who also starred in 'Raanjhanaa', 'Salaam-E-Ishq' and 'Gori Tere Pyar Mein' was best known for her role opposite Sridevi

Sujata Kumar worked on several TV shows like 'Hotel Kingston' and 'Bombay Talking'. 
Sujata Kumar worked on several TV shows like 'Hotel Kingston' and 'Bombay Talking'. 

Actress Sujata Kumar, who played late actress Sridevi's sister in the film English Vinglish has died of cancer, said her sister Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, the actress-singer.

Suchitra tweeted that Sujata reportedly succumbed to cancer late on Sunday. "Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an unimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 p.m. Life can never be the same again."

Suchitra, who is the former wife of filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, had earlier tweeted asking her fans and friends to pray for Sujata. "Please pray for my darling sister Sujata Kumar," she had tweeted.

On Saturday, Suchitra shared an update about her sister.

"It feels like somebody's plunged a hard cold knife into my heart and ripped the ground from under my feet as I sit outside ICU and pray for my big sister, my mother, my best friend, my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside..."

Sujata worked on several TV shows like Hotel Kingston and Bombay Talking. She also appeared in the Anil Kapoor-starrer 24 as Meghna Singhania.

Apart from English Vinglish, Sujata has worked on films Raanjhanaa, Salaam-E-Ishq and Gori Tere Pyar Mein.

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