Sujata Kumar, Sridevi’s elder sister in English Vinglish, dies of cancer


Tributes have poured in for the tragic death of Sujata Kumar, the actress, who played the role of Sridevi’s elder sister in English Vinglish. Sujata was battling cancer.

Informing the fans, Sujata’s sister Suchitra Krishnamoorthi tweeted, “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 …”

Sujata a popular actor, who had also acted in Raanjhanaa, GuzaarishSalaam-E-Ishq, Gori Tere Pyar Mein and TV shows like Anil Kapoor’s 24, was battling cancer and had to be admitted in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.

Suchitra’s subsequent tweet read, “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.”

“My darling sister Sujata Kumar and Sri -both looking gorgeous in a still from English Vinglish in 2012,” Suchitra wrote while posting a still from English Vinglish.

Sujata will be cremated at Juhu Crematorium. The news comes barely few months after Sridevi herself died in February at a Dubai hotel.