This year claimed lives of many talented celebrities from the world of Hindi cinema, creating a void that can never be filled. Here we list down top Bollywood celebrities who passed away in 2018.
Renowned Bollywood actress Sridevi passes away on 24 February 2018 due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in Dubai. She was 54. The actress and her family went to Dubai to attend Mohit Marwah’s wedding. As per the sources, Sridevi suffered a fainting spell was found unconscious in her bathroom by husband Boney Kapoor and was rushed immediately to Rashid Hospital where she was declared brought dead.
2. Shammi Aunty
Veteran actress Shammi fondly called as ‘Shammi aunty’ passes away 6 March, 2018 at the age of 89. She breathed her last at her Juhu Circle home. The actress who was popular for her comic roles, had appeared in over 200 films that included ‘Coolie No 1’, ‘Hum’, ‘Gopi Kishan’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ over her long film career.
3. Ava Mukherjee
Veteran actress and Shah Rukh Khan’s on-screen grandmother from the film Devdas, Ava Mukherjee passed away on January 15, 2018 at the age of 88 in Mumbai. She has acted in films such as Darna Zaroori Hai, Detective Naani, The Firm Land. Apart from her films, Ava was a known face in the world of commercials. Her most popular commercial was for the Himalaya Drug company.
4. Ustad Pyarelal Wadali
famous Sufi singer Pyare lal who is a younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali passes away after suffering a heart attack a in Amritsar. He was 75. The Wadali Brothers are known for their soul-stirring Sufi Music. Wadali brothers has given a lot of hit songs to Bollywood including, ‘Aye Rangrez’ Mere from film Tanu Weds Manu; 2011, ‘Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi’ in the movie Mausam.
5. Shrivallabh Vyas
Bollywood actor Shri Vallabh Vyas who played the memorable character of Ishwar Kaka in hit film, ‘Lagaan’ passes away after prolonged illness on January 7, 2018. The actor died at the age of 60. Shrivallabh, is known for acting in Bollywood films like, ‘Lagaan’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Abhay’, ‘Aan: Men At Work’, ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’, ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’, ‘Maya Memsaab’ and ‘Sankat city’.
6. Charu Rohatgi
Indian actress Charu Rohatgi, best known for her role as Parineeti Chopra’s mother in Ishaqzaade passes away on January 15, 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Apart from Ishaqzaade, Charu Rohatgi was seen in movies like 1920 London, Second Marriage Dot Com and 15 Park Avenue. She was known for her roles in television shows like Uttaran, Trideviyaan and Pratigya.
7. W.B. Rao
Veteran cinematographer W.B. Rao who is known for his work in films like Hum, Rangeela, Khuda Gawah and Raja Hindustani passes away on January 16, 2018. Rao had worked in about 30 films including Hum (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Rangeela (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Dhadkan (2000), Judwaa (1997), Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega(2000) and Talaash: The Hunt Begins (2003).