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Actress Kumkum Passed Away at 86


Yesteryear actress Kumkum passed away at age 86 on Tuesday, 28 July at her residence in Bandra, Mumbai. Naved Jafri shared the news on Twitter. He tweeted, “We have lost another gem. I have known her since I was a kid and she was family, a superb artist, and a fantastic human being.” innalillahe wa innailaihe raajeoon. Rest in peace kunkum aunty (sic).”

Johnny Walker’s son Nasirr Khan too remembered the actress with a post on Instagram. “Yesteryear’s film actress KUMKUM aunty, passed away, she was 86. she did so many films; songs & dances where picturized on her. did so many movies opposite dad #johnnywalker 2 most famous 1’s being #pyaasa & #cid. she was the female in the immortal “ye hai bombay mer jaan” song with him. may Allah grant her Jannah. deepest condolences to the family. another gem gone… #ripkumkum Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Lillahi Raji’oun (sic),” he wrote on Instagram.

Actress Kumkum Passed Away at 86

Legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt had spotted her and introduced to Bollywood with the song ‘Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar Laaga Teere Nazar’ in Jagdeep’s Aar Paar. She had done a small role in his Pyaasa and the famous track Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan was shot on her. Her notable films are Mother India, Kohinoor, Ujala, Ek Sapera Ek Lootera, Naya Daur, Raja Aur Runk, Geet, Aankhen, Lalkar, etc She was also the leading lady of first Bhojpuri film Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo.

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