Television Actor Sujata Kumar, who played the role of Sridevi’s sister in 2012 film English Vinglish passed away on Sunday after succumbing to cancer. Sujata’s sister and actor-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi shared the news on her social media account.
It feels like somebody's plunged a hard cold knife into my heart & ripped the ground from under my feet as i sit outside ICU & pray for my big sis my mother my best friend my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside Pls join me & my family in r prayers for her 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/0O3wlahVpx
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 18, 2018
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi wrote, “Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an unimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of August 2018, Life can never be the same again.
Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018..Life can never be the same again …
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 19, 2018
The English Vinglish actor was suffering from the fourth stage of cancer and was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. In another post, Suchitra shared that the actor will be cremated at Juhu Crematorium. She said, “We are bidding our last farewell to Sujata Kumar at Juhu Crematorium, Vile Parle West, near Pavan Hans today 20th August 2018 at 11 am.”
Sujata had worked in a couple of films like Raanjhanaa and Guzaarish earlier but it was only after English Vinglish that the actor became popular. Later, she appeared in TV shows such as Anil Kapoor’s 24.