Veteran actress Sulochana, who typified the Bollywood ‘mother’, passes away at 94

Bollywood veteran actress Sulochana Latkar. File
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Veteran Hindi and Marathi movie actress Sulochana Latkar, who gained recognition because the archetypal Bollywood mom within the Nineteen Sixties and the 70s, handed away aged 94 after a protracted sickness at a Mumbai hospital on Sunday.

The actor was admitted to a personal hospital in Dadar on Might 8. Household sources stated the actress handed away round 6.30 p.m. on the hospital.

Born in 1928 in Khadaklat in present-day Karnataka, she was identified by her mononym ‘Sulochana’ and acted in additional than 300 Marathi and Hindi movies.

Together with actress Nirupa Roy, Sulochana, together with her kindly mien and delicate bearing, grew to become typecast because the ‘on-screen’ mom from the Nineteen Sixties to the Eighties.

She began her profession within the mid-Nineteen Forties, enjoying the lead in a number of Marathi movies together with 1953’s Vahinichya Bangdya (Sister-in legislation’s bangles) and Sangtye Aika (Hearken to what I’m saying) in 1959. 

Nevertheless, it was because the on-screen mom of legendary icons together with Sunil Dutt, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan in a number of movies of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies that Sulochana attained prompt fame and recognition.

She starred in such hits as Kati Patang, Johnny Mera Naam, Reshma aur Shera, Roti, Kapdaa aur Makaan and Yaarana to call a couple of in a profession that lasted greater than six many years.

She was a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999 and was awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan Award by the State authorities in 2009.

She is survived by her daughter Kanchan Ghanekar.

Her mortal stays shall be saved at her home in Prabhadevi for final darshan after which the actor’s final rites shall be carried out on the cremation floor at Shivaji Park on Monday.

Tributes flowed from throughout the spectrum, with movie personalities and politicians condoling Sulochana’s passing.

CM Eknath Shinde stated that Sulochana Didi left her mark in Marathi and Hindi cinema, notably in her essaying of the position of ‘mother’.

Paying fulsome tributes to her many performances on celluloid, CM Shinde stated: “The death of veteran actress Sulochana Latkar who graced the film industry both on and off screen, has left us with a deep sense of loss. We have lost a ‘mother’. Both Marathi and Hindi film industries have lost a great actress who won the hearts of many with her effortless acting skills.”

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