Veteran Bollywood actress Shyama has passed away this morning (November 14) in Mumbai. She was 82 years old. She worked in films like 'Aar Paar' (1954) and 'Barsaat Ki Raat'(1960). She was also seen in movies such as 'Sawan Bhadon' and 'Dil Diya Dard Liya'. Her birth name was Khurshid Akhtar. Director Vijay Bhatt gave her the stage name 'Shyama'. She acted in over 175 movies in a span of nearly 45 years. Shyama married cinematographer Fali Mistry in 1953. The couple had three children - two sons, Farooq and Rohin, and a daughter, Shirrin. Mistry passed away in 1979.
Veteran actress Shyama has passed away. Pic/Pavan Jha's Twitter account @p1j
Shyama's funeral will be held at 2.30 PM today at Marine Lines.
Neelam, Nargis, Nirupa Roy and Shyama. Pic/mid-day archives
More details awaited.
Shyama and Johnny Walker
(With inputs from Bharati Dubey)