Veteran actor Sulochana dies at 94; Madhuri Dixit, PM Modi pay tributes
Veteran actor Sulochana Latkar has died. She worked in multiple Hindi and Marathi movies such as Kora Kaagaz, Dil Dekhe Dekho.
Veteran actor and one of Bollywood's favourite 'moms', Sulochana Latkar has died. She was 94. Sulochana was known for her work in more than 200 Hindi films and many Marathi titles as well. She was a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri.
Sulochana's daughter Kanchan Ghanekar confirmed to Indian Express, “She had age related health issues and breathing difficulties. She died this evening at 6pm.” Her antim darshan will be held at her Prabhadevi residence and cremation will be held on Monday at 5:30 pm at Shivaji Park crematorium.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “The passing of Sulochana Ji leaves a big void in the world of Indian cinema. Her unforgettable performances have enriched our culture and have endeared her to people across generations. Her cinematic legacy will live on through her works. Condolences to her family. Om Shanti.” Madhuri Dixit wrote, “Sulochana Tai was one of the most loved and graceful actresses cinema has seen. My favourite film of hers will always be Sangate Aika. Her performance in every film was memorable. I will miss our conversations may you rest in peace. Your contribution to Indian cinema will always be remembered.”
Actor Riteish Deshmukh paid her a tribute on Twitter. “The news of the death of Sulochana Didi is very sad. A heartfelt tribute to this great actress who ruled the hearts of audiences in Marathi and Hindi cinema,” he wrote.
Sulochana essayed the mothers's role of almost all the leading actors like Manoj Kumar, Dev Anand and Mehmood. In 2015, Amitabh Bachchan paid her a visit on her 86'th birthday. He wrote on his blog , "Sulochana ji happy 86th birthday! Played my Mother in endless films! Went to her home and greeted her! Sulochana ji, Mother to so many leading men in films - soft gentle and endearing... 86th birthday!" They have been seen together in films like Faraar, Roti Kapda aur Makaan and Yaarana.
- Riteish Deshmukh