Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who has done some very popular roles on television and in films, passed away this morning. The 62-year-old actress had been suffering from a kidney ailment and was last seen playing the role of Imarti Devi in Nimki Mukhiya. Shishir Sharma, who was last seen in Raazi, shared the saddening news of Ritu Bhaduri's demise. The actress has been in the industry for more than three decades. We still remember her performance in Anil Kapoor-Meenakshi Seshadri's Ghar Ho Toh Aisa, where she played actor Kader Khan's wife. She also played Ilaben in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai's season 1.
Ilaben was one of our favourite characters in the show and the actress did manage to tickle our funny bones. She also played the role of Hemlata Sheth in Khichdi. The actress has played the role of a grandmother on a lot of television shows in the recent years. Be it Kumkum - Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan or Choti Bahu or Nimki Mukhiya, she has aced every role. We are surely going to miss watching a lot. Apart from Bollywood and television, she has also done a lot of regional work in Gujarati cinema. We are going to cherish her roles forever.
Here are some of Ritu's best roles in Bollywood and TV:
Ilaben in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
Ritu played Madhusudan Fufa aka Hain Hain Kumar's wife, Ila, in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai season 1. She added to the hilarious riot that the show was.
Rajeshwari Wadhwa in Kumkum - Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan
Oh how much we have loved this show! Juhi Parmar played the lead opposite Hussain Kuwajerwala with Ritu playing the role of Juhi's mother-in-law, Rajeshwari Wadhwa in it.
Imarti Devi in Nimki Mukhiya
Her role as Babbu's grandmother is always going to be remembered since it was the last show that she was a part of.
Kanchan in Ghar Ho Toh Aisa
The scene where she enters the room and screams at Kader Khan, "Tumhara baap photo mein nahi hai" is one of my favourite scenes from the film. The Anil Kapoor-Meenakshi Seshadri film is a complete entertainer.
Stella Pinto in Love
Though she didn't play a completely positive role in this Salman Khan - Revati romantic drama, she did manage to impress fans with her performance in it. She plays Revati's mother, Stella Pinto in the movie, who is against their relationship in the beginning but accepts it in the end.
Sumitra Garewal in Raja
Rita played a pivotal role in Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Kapoor's Raja. In fact, she became the reason for for their union in the end.
Rita will be terribly missed and we hope her family finds the strength to cope up with the loss. Shishir Sharma posted the news on Facebook and said, "We deeply regret to inform you that Reeta Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond. The funeral rites will be held on 17th July, Tuesday at 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East. Extremely sad.. lost a wonderful human being. a mother to many of us.. will miss u Ma…" Our condolences to the family. Which is your favourite role that Rita has played? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned with us for more.