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One of Bollywood's favorite moms, Sulochana Latkar sadly passes away at the age of 94. The veteran actress was known for her work in more than 200 Hindi as well as Marathi films. She was also honored with Padma Shri.
Sulochana's daughter Kanchan Ghanekar confirmed her demise to a leading media agency, 'She had age-related health issues and breathing difficulties. She died this evening at 6 pm.' Her last rites will be held at her Prabhadevi residence and cremation will be held on Monday at 5:30 pm at Shivaji Park crematorium.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the actress and tweeted,'The passing of Sulochana Ji leaves a big void in the world of Indian cinema. Her unforgettable performances have enriched our culture and have endeared her to people across generations. Her cinematic legacy will live on through her works. Condolences to her family. Om Shanti.'
As mentioned earlier, Sulochana Ji has played the role of a mother in many films. She has essayed the mother's role for almost all the leading actors in Hindi Cinema. In 2015, Amitabh Bachchan went home on her 86th birthday. He shared about it on his blog and wrote,"Sulochana ji happy 86th birthday! Played my Mother in endless films! Went to her home and greeted her! Sulochana ji, Mother to so many leading men in films - soft gentle, and endearing... 86th birthday!"
Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit wrote, 'Sulochana Tai was one of the most loved and graceful actresses cinema has seen. My favorite film of hers will always be Sangate Aika. Her performance in every film was memorable. I will miss our conversations may you rest in peace. Your contribution to Indian cinema will always be remembered.'
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Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has also worked in both Hindi and Marathi films paid tribute to the legendary actress on Twitter and wrote,'The news of the death of Sulochana Didi is very sad. A heartfelt tribute to this great actress who ruled the hearts of audiences in Marathi and Hindi cinema.'
Radio City extends heartfelt condolences to Sulochana ji's family. Rest in peace.
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