Actress Vidya Sinha passes away

Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passed away on Thursday at the age of 71 at a Mumbai hospital. She was reportedly suffering from a brief lung-cum-heart ailment. Sinha was best-known for her breakthrough 1974 film Rajnigandha, co-starring Amol Palekar.

According to reports, she was admitted to a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after she suffered from severe breathing problems. Sinha was put on a ventilator but failed to recover and died around 1 pm.

At the age of 18, she began her career as a model. Vidya Sinha was best-known for her performances in Chhoti Si Baat, Pati Patni Aur Woh. She also featured in several television shows such as Kulfi Kumar Bajewala, Qubool Hai and Kavyanjali.

She is survived by her daughter Jhanvi.

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