Veteran actress Shashikala dies at 88


New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) Veteran Hindi cinema actress Shashikala passed away at her residence in Mumbai on Sunday. She was 88.

Known for her roles in Khubsoorat, Anupama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and many other flicks, Shashikala, has featured in over 100 films.

She was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award (the fourth highest civilian award) in the year 2007 for her contribution to the Indian Cinema.

The veteran actress twice won the Filmfare award as Best Supporting Actress in 1962 for her role in Aarti and in 1963's Gumrah.

Former Minister of Civil Aviation & Heavy Industries Praful Patel said he was deeply saddened by her demise. "She made a noteworthy contribution to Indian Cinema by portraying several pivotal roles. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace," he wrote on Twitter.