Achala Sachdev dies after prolonged illness

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Popular yesteryear actress Achala Sachdev has passed away at the age of 88 after a prolonged illness.

According to Press Trust Of India, Sachdev was bed-ridden at the Poona Hospital for the past seven months.

“She passed away due to respiratory failure at 5.30 PM yesterday. She was bed-ridden for about six months after she suffered a cerebrovascular (brain attack),” said Sachdev’s physician Vinod Shah, who tended to her for more than seven months, told PTI.

Sachdev was a part of the infamous track “Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen” from ‘Waqt’ (1965). More recently, she played Kajol’s grandmother in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (1995) and Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ (2000).

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