Veteran Marathi Actor Sulochana Passes Away at 94

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Veteran Marathi actress Sulochana passed away on Sunday due to age-related issues at the age of 94.

Veteran Marathi actor Sulochana passed away on Sunday at the age of 94. The veteran was facing age-related issues and had appeared in more than 250 Hindi and 50 Marathi films. Sulochana started his career with Marathi films in the early 1940s and soon made a quick switch to Hindi films.

The actress appeared in a handful of movies where she essayed the role of mother in movies starring ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ with Shammi Kapoor, ‘Aadmi’ starring Dilip Kumar, and was also in ‘Jhonny Mera Naam’ with Dev Anand.

According to a report in the Indian Express, Sulochana’s daughter, Kanchan Ghanekar, confirmed her mother’s passing when she said: “She had age-related health problems and difficulty in breathing. She died tonight at 6pm.”

According to the report, the actress’ last rites will take place at her Prabhdevu residence in the city, while her cremation will take place on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shivaji Park crematorium. She also appeared in ‘Kora Kagaz’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, in which she played the role of Vinod Khanna’s mother. She was also seen playing Jackie Shroff’s mother in ‘Himmatwala’ and also in ‘Andar Baahar’.

The actress appeared in many prominent films in which she was seen playing the role of a relative or a mother. The actor also has a long collaboration with superstar Rajesh Khanna where the duo were seen on screen together in various movies.

Some of the movies include ‘Bahraon Ke Sapne’, ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’, ‘Prem Nagar’ and ‘Adhikar’ among others. The actress was honored with Padma Shri in 1999 while some of her other titles are ‘Sasurvas’, ‘Vahinichya Bangdya’, ‘Meeth Bhakar’ and ‘Dhakti Jau’ respectively.

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