Sujata Kumar, fondly remembered for playing late veteran actress Sridevi’s sibling in the film English Vinglish, has died of cancer.
Her sister, actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, tweeted that Kumar succumbed to cancer late on Sunday.
“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 11.26pm. Life can never be the same again,” Krishnamoorthi wrote.
Krishnamoorthi, who is the former wife of filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, earlier tweeted asking her fans and friends to pray for Sujata.
On Saturday, Krishnamoorthi shared an update about her sister.
“It feels like somebody’s plunged a hard cold knife into my heart and ripped the ground from under my feet as I sit outside ICU and pray for my big sister, my mother, my best friend, my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside,” she wrote.
Kumar worked in several TV shows such as Hotel Kingston and Bombay Talking. She also appeared in the Anil Kapoor show 24 as Meghna Singhania.
Apart from English Vinglish, Kumar has worked in films such as Raanjhanaa, Salaam-E-Ishq and Gori Tere Pyar Mein.