In her role as the matriarch Baa in the long-winding Indian serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Sudha Shivpuri never seemed to grow any older.
Despite her grandchildren having their own grandchildren in the serial, Baa seemed to be the one character who would always remain there despite the passage of generations. Unfortunately, reality cannot mirror a TV serial, and Sudha breathed her last on Wednesday morning.
According to the Hindustan Times, Sudha had been keeping unwell since 2013. The actor had suffered a stroke on Dec 2, 2013, due to which she had stayed at the hospital for almost six months. The stroke had severely affected her motor skills, which had affected her acting career.
Shivpuri made her film debut with Basu Chatterjee’s Swami in 1977. She also worked in several movies including Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Hamari Bahu Alka, Burning Train, Vidhaata and Maya Memsaab.
In 1993, Sudha took a break from film acting and moved towards TV serials like Aa Bail Mujhe Maar, Rajni, Missing, Rishtey, Sarhadein and Bandhan. Her role of Baa in Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi which started in 2000, however remains her most memorable role.