Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away at 62

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Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passed away on July 17, Tuesday morning after fighting kidney-related ailment for many days.

"She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.", the source told IANS. I was unaware about her bad condition. The actress' last rites were held at the Cremation Ground in Mumbai's Andheri East on Tuesday. "Extremely sad. lost a wonderful human being. a mother to many of us. will miss u Ma..." Apart from her silver screen presence, Rita has shared screen space with superstars in Bollywood films too. She had also featured in popular TV shows like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Mujrim Haazir and Kumkum.

Rita Bhaduri was a graduate from FTII, Pune and in her career spanning over five decades, she's credited to have worked in over 70 movies and 30 TV shows.

In Nimki Mukhiya, she was seen as a Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house. A mother to many of us.

Born in 1955, the actor was also associated with Gujarati Film Industry. Rita had a supporting role as Julie's best friend in the hit film Julie (1975), where the song "Yeh Ratien Nayi Purani" was picturized on her.

Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away at 62

"The last time she shot for the show was nearly 15 days back".

She was now a part of the TV serial 'Nimki Mukhiya'.

In an interview to The Times of India in 2011, Bhaduri had said that she still felt she had a lot to learn.

Actor Garima Singh, who played her daughter-in-law in the show, said: "We used to share the same room".

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