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Yesteryear actress Nimmi passes away at the age of 88; Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt express condolences

Yesteryear actress Nimmi passes away at the age of 88; Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt express condolences

Nimmi, the doe-eyed star of the 1950s and ’60s Hindi movies such as Aan, Barsaat and Deedar, died on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. She was 88.

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The actor was brought to a suburban Juhu hospital after she complained of breathlessness. She died in the evening, family sources told PTI.

“She was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after she complained of breathlessness. She passed away this evening. She had been unwell for quite some time. She had been in and out of hospital this year,” the source added.

Nimmi will be buried at a cemetery in Reay Road in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon.

The actor, born as Nawab Banoo, came to be known by her screen name ‘Nimmi’, which was given to her by filmmaker Raj Kapoor, who first spotted her as a shy teen on the sets of his film Andaz.

Raj Kapoor cast her as the second lead in Barsaat in 1949. The film had three popular songs — ‘Barsaat me hamse mile tum’, ‘Hawa me udta jaye’ and ‘Meri Patli qamar hai’ — picturised on her.

After the success of Barsaat, there was no turning back for Nimmi.

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