Jayshree Gadkar, one of the last living legends of the golden age of Marathi cinema, passed away this morning following brief illness.
She was 66 and is survived by her actor husband Bal Dhuri and son.
Gadkar, who was bed-ridden, breathed her last at around 0300 hrs, family sources said.
The funeral will take place at Chandanwadi crematorium in the afternoon, they said.
Gadkar made her debut on Marathi silver screen in 1955 as a group dancer in V Shantaram's 'Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje' with leading lady Sandhya.
With her talent, dancing skills and beauty, there was no looking back for Gadkar as she ruled the Marathi film industry in the 60s decade.
'Aaliya Bhogasi', 'Ghat Padli Thaka Thaka', 'Sangtye Aika', 'Avghachi Sansar', 'Mohityanchi Manjula', 'Saadhi Mansa', 'Manini' are some of her celebrated movies.
She has also won national award for her films 'Manini', 'Vaijantha', 'Sawal Mazha Aika', 'Saadhi Mansa'.
She turned to direction with 'Saasar Maher' and 'Ashi Asavi Saasu'.
Her autobiography 'Ashi Mi Jayshri' was released some years ago. Her memorable role on national television was of 'Kausalya', Lord Ram's mother in Ramanand Sagar's tele epic 'Ramayan' in the 80's.