‘English Vinglish’ Actress Sujata Kumar Dies After Battling Stage Four Cancer
After battling stage 4 cancer, actress Sujata Kumar passed away on Sunday, August 19. Her sister, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi shared the news of her untimely demise.
Actor Sujata Kumar, who played Sridevi’s sibling in English Vinglish, died after battling stage four cancer. The news of Sujata Kumar’s death was confirmed by her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.
Sharing the news, Suchitra wrote 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…”
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
It may be recalled that Sujata Kumar is a cancer survivor. Back in 2012, when she appeared in English Vinglish, she was quoted as saying how happy she was that Gauri Shinde had thought of casting her in the role. Prior to that, while she had done a few TV serials like Hotel Kingston (Star One) and Bombay Talking (Zee Cafe), but it wasn’t till English Vinglish that she became a popular face. She later appeared in Anil Kapoor’s 24 as Meghna Singhania
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
On Facebook, Suchitra shared that the late actress will be cremated at Juhu Crematorium.