Bollywood grand dame Zohra Sehgal dies
Published on Jul 11, 2014 3:24 AM
MUMBAI (AFP) - Bollywood's grand dame Zohra Sehgal, whose seven-decade career spanned theatre, film, dance and television in both India and Britain, died in hospital on Thursday, her family said. She was 102.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led tributes to the star, who was born in northern India in April 1912, describing her on Twitter as "prolific & full of life".
"Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise," he wrote.
Sehgal's daughter Kiran told the Press Trust of India news agency that her mother had been ill for a few days and died of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi in the afternoon.
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