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PM mourns Zohra Sehgal's death

Posted on Jul 10 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, July 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday condoled the death of cinema and theatre veteran Zohra Sehgal, calling her "prolific and full of life".

"Prolific and full of life, Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise," Modi tweeted.

Zohra was 102. She breathed her last here following a cardiac arrest 4.30 p.m. Thursday, a family member said.

A heart patient, she was admitted to the Max Hospital in south Delhi's Saket area after being diagnosed with pneumonia Wednesday.

The actress, known for her vivacious and effervescent nature, featured in movies like "Bhaji on the Beach" (1992), "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002), "Dil Se..." (1998) and "Cheeni Kum" (2007).

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