Sujata Kumar, best known for films such as “English Vinglish”, passed away last night.
Family sources told PTI, the actor was suffering from fourth stage metastatic cancer (metastatis) and was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.
“Her condition worsened day before yesterday at the hospital,” the insider said.
Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Sujata’s younger sister, also took to Twitter to share the news of the death.
“Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018… Life can never be the same again…” Krishnamoorthi tweeted.
Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018..Life can never be the same again …
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 19, 2018
In another tweet, which she later deleted, Krishnamoorthi said the funeral will take place at the Juhu crematorium in Vile Parle today.
Sujata, age unknown, had also worked in films such as “Gori Tere Pyar Mein” and “Raanjhanaa”, among other many TV shows and commercials.