Sudha Shivpuri -- the actor known for essaying the character of Baa in Ekta Kapoor's family saga, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi -- died on Wednesday morning, due to multiple organ failure.
She was 77. Sudha died at around 6am at a suburban hospital in Andheri (Mumbai), where she was admitted since two weeks. "Sudha was in coma for last three days in Criticare hospital in Andheri. She passed away due to multiple organ failure resulting from an infection," Sandeep Basu, a family friend said. Sudha's last rites will be performed at around 2.30 pm at a crematorium in Oshiwara, Basu added.
"RIP #SudhaShivpuri ji! #Baa #kyunki," tweeted Tusshar Kapoor. "Rip sudha shivpurii....," Divya Dutta wrote.
Rip sudha shivpurii....— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) May 20, 2015
Shivpuri made her film debut with Basu Chatterjee's Swami in 1977. She also worked in several movies including Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Hamari Bahu Alka, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Sun Meri Laila, Burning Train, Vidhaata and Maya Memsaab.
Sudha started her TV career with serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar, Rajni, Missing, Rishtey, Sarhadein and Bandhan. Ekta Kapoor's Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi in 2000, marked the big break in her TV career.
Sudha is survived by a daughter and a son. She was married to Bollywood veteran Om Shivpuri.
(With PTI inputs)