‘’Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.’’
This quote seems apt with the recent demise of veteran actor Om Puri. The lives of actors are like an enigma to us. So, suddenly when they meet the inevitable reality of life which is death, the same mystery surrounds that as well. Here’s a list of 6 famous Bollywood stars who died due to heart attack and left this world way ahead of their time:
This comic actor of the 60s-90s had achieved unparalleled success with a staple of comedy movies. Some of his most memorable Bollywood movies such as Andaz Apna Apna, Angoor, Golmaal and Chor Ke Ghar Chor. Sadly, the Filmfare Award Winner breathed his last on December 2014 after succumbing to a heart attack and kidney failure at the age of 66 years.
Vinod Mehra died much before his time due to a heart attack at the age of 45 in 1990. He acted in several successful films namely Amardeep, Bemisaal and Anurodh. Mehra married thrice and was also believed to have been married to the ethereal beauty Rekha too, but she denied the rumour and affectionately mentioned him as a well-wisher.
Nanda was considered as the most versatile actress of her time. She was particularly famous for her high bun hairstyle and short fringes, which became her signature style in many of her films. With hit classics such as Gumnaan, Joru Ka Ghulam, and Kanoon, the eminent star bid adieu to the world in March 2014. She died at the age of 75 due to a heart attack.
Sanjeev Kumar was perhaps the most versatile and prolific Bollywood actor of his generation. The irony of his life would be that the star who played the roles of quadragenarian characters ever got a chance to enter the 50th year of his life. Unfortunately, the timeless star met his maker at the age of 47 in the year 1985. He suffered a major heart attack that jilted the entire Hindi film industry.
This actress created a niche of her own in the Indian and Bengali cinema. Her immaculate style, her grace, beauty and her acting skills continues to enchant generation after generation. In fact, she was the first Indian actress to receive an award at an international film festival and the one of the highest civilian award in India, the Padma Shri. Sen’s most successful movies were Saptapadi, Mamta, Devdas and Aandhi. Unfortunately, on January 17, the actress passed away due to a heart attack.
No one can match the contribution of Farooq Sheikh when it comes to Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema. This gentlemanly actor was known for his stellar performances in movies like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Baddoor, Umraojaan and Garm Hawa. Unfortunately, he died on December 2013 at the age of 64. The actor was in Dubai for a concert where he suffered heart attack and passed away that moment.