Monday, 29 November, 2021

Veteran Bollywood actress Farrukh Jaffar passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor Farrukh Jaffar, known for her performance in films ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and ‘Sultan’, died on Friday at a hospital . She was 89. Her elder daughter Mehru Jaffar said her mother was unwell and was admitted to Sahara Hospital earlier this month, reports Hindustan Times.

“She was admitted to the hospital on October 4 due to breathlessness. She was not well. Her lungs were unable to take the oxygen that had been given to her. She passed away in the evening at around 6 pm,” Mehru told PTI.

Jaffar’s grandson Shaaz Ahmad also shared the news of her demise on Twitter. “My grandmother and wife of Freedom fighter, Ex MLC Mr S.M.Jaffar and Veteran Actress Mrs Farrukh Jaffar passed away today at 7 pm in Lucknow,” he wrote.

Her last rites will be performed on Saturday morning.

Jaffer, who was one of the first radio announcers of Vividh Bharti Lucknow in 1963, began her on screen journey with the 1981 classic Umrao Jaan, in which she played Rekha's mother.

She later appeared in some TV shows but found further acclaim with the 2004 Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades.