Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Tributes poured in for veteran actress Zohra Sehgal, who died on Thursday here, from all quarters.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Hindi film legend Amitabh Bachchan, everyone took to social media and expressed their sadness at Sehgal`s passing away. They also joined in to pay tributes to her vivacious personality and her never-say-die attitude.
While the PM said that he was `saddened on her demise`, Bachchan said that Sehgal was an `immensely loveable co-star`.
Prolific & full of life, Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2014
T 1541 - Zohra Sehgal passes away at 102 yrs ..what a journey and what an immensely loveable co star ! Prayers for her blessed soul !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 10, 2014
A journey of million miles overloaded with smiles. Even at a 100 plus i have yet to meet a naughtier young girl…..will miss you Zohra…
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) July 10, 2014
There were others too like filmmaker Karan Johar and actress Priyanka Chopra who hailed her spirit and life.
RIP Zohra Sehgal.....what a life....it's that moment when you truly celebrate the end of such a legendary and glorious era....
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 10, 2014
102 n a legacy that will always be a part of Indian cinema.It was an honour to know #ZohraSehgal and to b a part of films while she was.RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 10, 2014
Dia Mirza and Madhur Bhandarkar had this to say -
— Dia Mirza Jasoos (@deespeak) July 10, 2014
Sad to hear about Zohra Sehgal's demise...legend in herself...full of life. Inspiration for many.RIP
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 10, 2014
A look at some of others who too posted their condolences for Sehgal on the micro-blogging site Twitter:
Zohra deserved better. Still not too late to make it up ... she was a pioneer... an extraordinary woman. Honour her !!!
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) July 10, 2014
Forever young at heart & in spirit, even at 102, the irrepressibly endearing Zohra Sehgal finally belongs to the ages. May she rest in peace
— Siddhartha Basu (@babubasu) July 10, 2014
My condolences on the sad demise of the veteran actress Zohra Sehgal. Her legendry contribution in the field of art & cinema will live on.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) July 10, 2014
Zohra Sehgal, who essayed character roles with aplomb in Bollywood films in a career spanning over seven decades in both theatre and cinema, died at the age of 102.
A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal breathed her last at a Delhi hospital around 4:30 pm today.
"She was admitted yesterday and diagnosed with pneumonia. A heart patient, she suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away," a senior doctor at the hospital said.
"She was unwell for last three-four days," daughter Kiran told PTI. Sehgal would be cremated tomorrow at 11 am at the Lodhi Road crematorium.
The news was broken in the night by historian Irfan Habib who tweeted, "Just confirmed that Zohra Aapa is no more..."
Sehgal, a vivacious personality, started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She had appeared in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films besides television series and plays.
With PTI inputs