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Shaukat Kaifi Laid to Rest: Bollywood Mourns Veteran Actor's Demise

After the demise of veteran actress Shaukat Kaifi, Bollywood celebrities came together to offer respects and condolences to the late actor and her family.


Updated:November 24, 2019, 12:27 PM IST
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Shaukat Kaifi Laid to Rest: Bollywood Mourns Veteran Actor's Demise
Veteran actress and Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi passed away on Friday (November 22) evening due to prolonged illness. She was 91 years old. Shaukat's son-in-law and famous lyricist Javed Akhtar informed about his death. Akhtar told, "She was 93 years old and was going through many health-related problems. She was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and also kept in ICU for a few days." (Image: Twitter)

Family and friends bid a tearful adieu to veteran actor and Shabana Azmi's mother Shaukat Kaifi as she was laid to rest at a cemetery in suburban Mumbai on Saturday evening.

Shaukat Kaifi, who was in her early 90s, passed away on Friday evening due to cardiac arrest. She was buried at the Sunni Kabristan in Versova suburbs at 4:30 pm, three rows away from her husband Kaifi Azmi, a famous Urdu poet and film lyricist.

Shaukat Kaifi has two children Shabana and Baba Azmi. She was buried in the presence of family, friends and people from the film fraternity. A huge photo of Shaukat Kaifi adorned with white flowers was placed at her Juhu residence.

A host of celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Rishi Kapoor, Tabu, Sanjay Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Rekha, Shankar Mahadevan, Sunita Kapoor, Nandita Das, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kiran Rao and Prasoon Joshi, paid their last respects. Kaifi was known for her work in Hindi films such as "Umrao Jaan", starring Rekha, "Garam Hawa", "Salaam Bombay!" and "Heer Ranjha", among others.

She was last seen in the 2002 romantic drama "Saathiya". On November 26, a meeting will be called to celebrate the life of Shaukat Kaifi.

Bollywood also came together on Twitter to offer their condolences to the legendary actor, thespian, and author. Here's how Bollywood celebrities reacted to Shaukat Kaifi's death.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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