Veteran actor and acclaimed actor Surekha Sikri passed away on Friday morning due to a cardiac arrest, according to the actor’s agent.
In a statement shared with the media, the agent said the actor had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke.
“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,” the actor’s manager Vivek Sidhwani says.
“She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram,” he added.
Sikri had suffered a brain stroke in September last year and was discharged after a few days.
The three-time National Award-winning actor is best known for her performances in Tamas, Mammo, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Zubeidaa, Badhaai Ho and daily soap Balika Vadhu.
She was a graduate of the National School of Drama. Her first step into the industry was with Amrit Nahta’s Kissa Kursi Ka in 1978, which was banned during the Emergency in India.
Surekha ji was last seen in the Netflix anthology Ghost Stories last year. Her segment starred Janhvi Kapoor and Vijay Varma. It was directed by Zoya Akhtar.
She is survived by her son Rahul Sikri. May her soul Rest In Peace.