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Veteran actress Shakila passes away

Veteran actress Shakila, who has worked in some popular films, died of heart attack on Wednesday afternoon.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 21, 2017 12:17 IST ]
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Veteran actress Shakila, who has worked in films like Aar Paar, China Town Shriman Satyawadi, died on Wednesday afternoon after suffering from a massive heart attack. The 82-years-old actress was popular for her song Babuji Dheere Chalna. Shakila's nephew and actor Johnny Walker's son Nasir Khan announced the actress’s death on social media.

The veteran actress referred as the ‘fairy queen of Indian fantasies’, stopped making public appearances as she was not keeping well for the past few years. On Wednesday, the lady was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering from heart attack but according to her colleagues from the ’50s cinema, she couldn’t find immediate admission and thus was taken to Arogya Nidhi hospital in Juhu.

Shakila was one of the popular actress of 50s and 60s and was great friends with veteran actresses Waheeda Rehman, Nanda, and Jabeen Jalili. She has worked with some prominent actors of the Hindi film industry. She took retirement after getting hitched to an NRI film distributor.

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