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Indian television’s ‘Baa’ Sudha Shivpuri passes away

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MUMBAI: Veteran actress Sudha Shivpuri, who essayed the role of Baa in Ekta Kapoor’s iconic serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi, passed away on the morning of 20 May. She was 77.

Her funeral was held at the Oshiwara Crematorium today at 2.30 pm. She was married to actor Om Shivpuri and is survived by daughter Ritu and son Vineet.

Shivpuri had been unwell for the last couple of years after she suffered a stroke in December 2013, which affected her basic motor skills.

Prior to acting in television, Shivpuri also had a stint in films. Her debut film was Basu Chatterjee's Swami (1977). Apart from this, she also worked in movies like Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Hamari Bahu Alka, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Sun Meri Laila, Burning Train, Vidhaata and Maya Memsaab.

In her TV career, Shivpuri acted in serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar, Rajni, Missing, Rishtey, Sarhadein and Bandhan amongst others. However, it was Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi, which ran on Star Plus from 2000 – 2008, which catapulted her to instant fame. 

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