Veteran actress Kum Kum breathed her final on July 28, and her household has now launched an official assertion stating transient sickness as the reason for her loss of life. The household additionally said they won’t host a prayer meet owing to the continued COVID pandemic.
“We are saddened by the demise of our beloved Kum Kum, who passed away peacefully on 28th July at 11.45 am IST after a brief illness. Her family, who she cared and loved the most, was with her when she passed away at home in Bandra. Her warmth, love and guidance in our lives was unparallel. She will be sorely missed but her memory will live on forever. We are grateful for the love of her fans that poured in from the world over,” the assertion learn.
“We would like to thank everyone for their wishes and prayers. In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult phase and there are numerous restrictions around large gathering hence we will not be hosting a prayer meet. However, when the situation does improve we will meet and celebrate the life of our beloved Kum Kum,” the assertion concluded.
The late actress is survived by her husband Sajjad Khan and daughter Andaleeb Khan. She was 82.
Kum Kum was noticed by Guru Dutt, who was searching for a very good dancer to picturise the immortal track “Kabhi aar kabhi paar” for his 1954 movie, “Aar Paar”. Dutt finalised Kumkum and the track went onto turn into an enormous hit. Dutt then gave her a job in his 1957 traditional, “Pyaasa”. Kumkum labored with Shammi Kapoor in “Mem Saheb” (1956) and had a lead function reverse the actor “Char Dil Char Raahein” (1959).
A effective Kathak dancer, she educated beneath Pandit Shambhu Maharaj.
Kumkum’s notable movies embrace “Mr. X In Bombay”, “Mother India”, “Son Of India”,
“Kohinoor”, “Ujala”, “Naya Daur”, “Shreeman Funtoosh”, “Raja Aur Runk”, “Lalkaar”, and “Geet”.
She starred reverse Ashim Kumar within the first Bhojpuri movie, “Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo” (1963).