Even if one tries, one cannot describe veteran actor Surekha Sikri’s acting career in a paragraph. Words will fall short. From the stern ‘Dadi Sa’ in ‘Balika Vadhu’ to her most recent performance in ‘Badhaai Ho’, she never failed to amaze us with her talent.
This is why today is an extremely sad day. Surekha Sikri passed away today after suffering a cardiac arrest, reports The Indian Express. She was 75 years old.
“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,” revealed her manager.
Not just people from the entertainment industry, but politicians, journalists, and her fans are mourning the huge loss. Condolences poured in from across the country. Have a look:
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🙏🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) July 16, 2021
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) July 16, 2021
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 16, 2021
Such a stalwart, legend, an institution in herself. May her brilliance and shine break barriers in the journey ahead….🖤 Rest in power Surekhaji…… pic.twitter.com/hELiShpUvv
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) July 16, 2021
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 16, 2021
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 16, 2021
— Gulshan Grover (@GulshanGroverGG) July 16, 2021
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— Sayema (@_sayema) July 16, 2021
— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) July 16, 2021
With my best buddy on the set…the legendary Surekha Sikri 🙂 pic.twitter.com/1lUozbjBbo
— Sidharth Shukla (@sidharth_shukla) October 9, 2013
Farewell Surekha ji, you will be missed. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/kOXW3mE0Ir
— सुशांत सिंह sushant singh سشانت سنگھ (@sushant_says) July 16, 2021
Few actors are as versatile & accomplished as Surekha Sikri ji. She was an institution. Young actors must watch her work. RIP🙏 pic.twitter.com/y1sEA1iSXG
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 16, 2021
Heartfelt condolences on the demise of veteran actress Surekha Sikri ji. May God bless her soul. https://t.co/2elV7jlgzl
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 16, 2021
Saddened by the passing away of Surekha Sikri ji. Her exceptional roles will inspire the generations to come. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/K6zxn4EXqF
— Manoj Joshi (@actormanojjoshi) July 16, 2021
The country has lost a gem today. Rest in peace, Ma’am.