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Renowned Actor Ashalata Wabgaonkar Succumbs To COVID-19,Renuka Shahane Pays Tributes
Ashalata acted in several Marathi and Hindi films, as well as theatre. Basu Chatterjee introduced her to Hindi films with Apne Paraye.
Renowned Actor Ashalata Wabgaonkar Succumbs To COVID-19, Renuka Shahane Pays Tributes
New Delhi: Veteran Marathi actor Ashalata Wabgaonkar died on Tuesday morning at a hospital in Maharashtra, days after having tested positive for the coronavirus. The 79-year-old actor had gone to Satara to shoot for her Marathi serial Aai Kalubai where she had been tested for the coronavirus.
According to the press statement, her last rites will be performed at Satara. She is survived by her son.
A PTI report quoted a senior doctor from the hospital as saying, “Her condition worsened on Monday evening and she was put on ventilator support. She breathed her last today morning.”
Actor Renuka Shahane responding ti the news tweeted in Marathi, “I am deeply saddened today. COVID has claimed the life of a very beautiful soul. She was an extremely caring, loving, sensitive, and brilliant actress. She always used to bless me like her child. May her soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences.”
आज फार हतबल झाल्ये. कोविडनी एक अत्यंत सुंदर जिवाचा बळी घेतला. आशालता ताईं अनंतात विलीन झाल्या. अत्यंत मायाळू, प्रेमळ, संवेदनशील, उत्तम कलाकार. मला नेहमीच "बाळा" म्हणत आशीर्वाद देणाऱ्या आशालता ताईच्या आत्म्याला शांती लाभो. भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) September 22, 2020
Shabana Azmi, who worked with Ashalata Wabgaonkar in the 1980 movie Apne Paraye, tweeted: "Deeply saddened. I had the pleasure of working with Ashalata Ji in Basu Chatterjee's Apne Paraye and she was a delight to work with. Condolences to the family."
Deeply saddened. I had the pleasure of working with #Ashalataji in Basu Chatterjee’s #Apne Paraye and she was a delight to work with . Condolences to the https://t.co/HuaRz1Oi27🙏 pic.twitter.com/WTgpVQGSES— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) September 22, 2020
Also, a tweet of condolences was shared by the former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for Ashalata Wabgaonkar, who was from Goa.
Deeply pained by the passing away of acclaimed Goan Artist Ashalata Wabgaonkar. Her splendid performances in theatre & films will keep inspiring the generations to come. My condolences to her family & fans. May her soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/HVGOnDUA8x— Digambar Kamat (@digambarkamat) September 22, 2020
On the work front, Ashalata Wabgaonkar featured in over 100 movies in Hindi and Marathi. She starred in several acclaimed Bollywood films, some of which are Ahista Ahista, Woh Saat Din, Ankush, Namak Halaal, Shaukeen, and Yaadon Ki Kasam.
Also, Ashalata Wabgaokar authored the book Gard Sabhowati, which documented her journey as an actress in the film industry.