Actor Sujata Kumar passed away last night after battling fourth stage cancer. She was most recently seen in English Vinglish, where she played the role of Sridevi's sister.
Her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, shared the news on Twitter.
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
Just a day before she passed away, Suchitra had tweeted about her sister's failing health and asked her followers to join in her prayers.
It feels like somebody's plunged a hard cold knife into my heart & ripped the ground from under my feet as i sit outside ICU & pray for my big sis my mother my best friend my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside Pls join me & my family in r prayers for her 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/0O3wlahVpx— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 18, 2018
Over the years, Sujata Kumar - whose versatility as an actor is hard to match - had appeared in various commercials, TV shows, and movies, though English Vinglish remains one of her most popular roles.
My darling sister Sujata Kumar and Sri -both looking gorgeous in a still from English Vinglish in 2012 pic.twitter.com/KOObrCIYWg— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 18, 2018
A prominent TV personality, she appeared in shows like Anil Kapoor's 24 and Hotel Kingston, and in movies like Raanjhana, Guzaarish.
According to Spotboye, Sujata was a cancer survivor, as she had admitted during her 2012 interviews for English Vinglish.
However, the disease resurfaced and she sadly, lost the battle this time.