Zohra Sehgal cremated

The last rites of late cinema and theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal were conducted here Friday morning in the presence of her near and dear ones.

Friday, July 11, 2014   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 4 Comments  |  1542 Views

Veteran actress zohra sehgal dies at 102

The last rites of late cinema and theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal were conducted here Friday morning in the presence of her near and dear ones.

Zohra, whom many referred to as Bollywood's 'grand old lady', was cremated at the Dayanand Muktidham Crematorium Ground and Electric Crematorium at Lodhi Road.

Her last rites were conducted by her son Pavan Sehgal, while her daughter Kiran Sehgal remained composed until Zohra's body was placed on the pyre.

Wrapped in a beige shawl, her body was covered with flowers, including rose petals and marigold, and the steps down to her pyre were also decorated.

The actress died Thursday following a cardiac arrest. She was 102.

Her wish was to have an electric cremation, but since the device was not functioning at crematorium, the family chose to go for the traditional cremation.

Wreaths from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National School of Drama were placed to honour the artist, who dedicated over seven decades of her life to entertaining audiences.

The moment her pyre was lit, a lady from the crowd shouted - "Zohra aapa, Laal Salaam, Amar rahe Zohra aapa". And many joined her in unison.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, currently the Kerala governor, was the first to arrive.

"It was hard to describe Zohra Sehgal. She was always vibrant and cheerful. She had a great memory, and I have met her several times, and I remember her as a very good human being," Dixit said here.

Among other known faces who came to bid 'salaam' to Zohra, included writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife Shabana Azmi; theatre director M.K. Raina who made a documentary on her, actor Roshan Seth, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar.

Zohra's family members and friends were also in attendance, and made up a crowd of around 100 at the venue.

She will always be remembered as vibrant and vivacious actress, said her well-wishers and fans.

Do you like this article?

User Rating User Rating(0 Votes)
Views 1542

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Related Celebrities

Zohra Sehgal Zohra Sehgal

Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi Shabana Azmi

Roshan Seth Roshan Seth

  • Posted on: 17 July 2014 at 8:47amPraves

    May your soul rest in peace Zohraji!!
    I admired you so much...

  • Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 3:50amShaina_b

    RIP Zohraji!!!!

    A life lived to the fullest!!!!

  • Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 3:38amanu rulz

    RIP..God bless her soul and give her family strength..

  • Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 2:27ambvs7691

    RIP - Zohra Ji. Your vibrant smile & amazing personna will always remain eternal:) xx

    1 member(s) Liked the above comment :

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index


Bollywood Search

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.