Surekha Sikri’s Death: Neena Gupta, Manoj Bajpayee, Other Celebs Mourn The Demise of Balika Vadhu Actor

Surekha Sikri’s Death: Veteran actor Surekha Sikri passed away today on July 16, after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 75. The National Award-winning actor is known for popular roles in Balika Vadhu, Badhaai Ho. Several celebrities from the industry took to social media to post heartfelt tributes to the veteran actor. Manoj Bajpayee took to Twitter and wrote, “Very Sad news !!! One of the greatest talents Surekha Sikari ji passed away leaving behind so many great performances in theatre and cinema!! She was a treat to watch on stage.can’t forget some of those memories of her act in theatre.great craft and a graceful person!! RIP (sic).”

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Neena Gupta shared a video where she said: “Bahot dukh hua” and revealed she wanted to be like her when she used to see her in the National School of Drama (NSD). In the video, Neena remembers Surekha Sikri’s acting skills when they both performed in Badhaai Ho. Watch

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Akanksha Puri shared a picture of Surekha Sikri and wrote, “Surekha Sikri Ji passed away due to cardiac arrest this morning. I have been a huge fan of her work and love all her performance totally ! We lost of the finest actors. What a huge loss!! My condolences to the entire family. R.I.P #surekhaji You will be remembered always (sic).”

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Actor Ashish Vidyarthi tweeted, “Surekha Sikri ji is no more… Have grown watching her performances at the NSD repertory company… She was unique in her work and in life… Fond memories of listening to her heavy near baritone voice over the few words she spoke at Mandi house … People live to leave. Naman (sic).”

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Rakhi Sawant shared a picture of Surekha on Instagram and wrote, “Very Sad news !!! One of the greatest talent Surekha Sikari ji passed away leaving behind so many great performances in theatre and cinema!! She was a treat to watch on stage.can’t forget some of those memories of her act in theatre.great craft and a graceful person!! RIP #Tehreer Munshi Premchand Ki #Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Season 2 (sic).”

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Divya Dutta: “I’ll always remember you so very fondly!! Big loss !! Your talent was spectacular!”

RIP #surekha ji. I’ll always remember you so very fondly!! Big loss !! Your talent was spectacular!

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Avika Gor who played the role of Anandi in Balika Vadhu mourns the demise of her on-screen Daadisa:”I have some amazing memories with Surekha ji. Apart from being an incredible actress she was a beautiful human. It was always difficult to match her energy levels during the scenes but she made sure I was comfortable every time I was around her & that taught me to be grounded. I have always wanted to be like her.. hardworking.. grounded.. kind❤️. She has truly left us a legacy to follow. Dadisaa… I will always love you, my guardian angel. RIP💔”.

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Surekha Sikri’s manager confirmed the death news and shared that Surekha had been unwell for several months, and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020. “Three-time national award-winning actress, Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75. She had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram”, the actor’s manager told Indian Express.

May her soul rest in peace.