DID YOU KNOW Madhubala Passed Away Due To A Hole In Her Heart, A Similar Condition To Bipasha Basu’s Daughter, Devi?

Madhubala passed away at the age of 36 as she was born with a Ventricular Septal Defect, a hole in her heart

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DID YOU KNOW Madhubala Passed Away Due To A Hole In Her Heart, A Similar Condition To Bipasha Basu’s Daughter, Devi?
One of the most iconic actresses that headlined the golden era of Bollywood, Madhubala is till date remembered by her admirers. Known for her beauty and acting prowess, she made a mark for herself in the entertainment industry for her portrayal of strong female characters. While she established herself as an incredible talent in her short career, the actress passed away in February 1969 at the tender age of 36. She breathed her last after suffering a heart attack the night before, in the presence of her family members and husband Kishore Kumar.

Termed as the ‘Venus of Indian Cinema,’ the actress was born with a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), a hole in her heart, a similar heart condition to actress Bipasha Basu’s daughter, Devi. For the unversed, VSD is a congenital heart defect which occurs when there is an abnormal hole in the wall which separates the two lower chambers of the heart. It is a common heart defect that is present from birth. ALSO READ: Dilip Kumar And Madhubala: Madhur Brij Bhushan-Late Actress's Sister Does Not Want Their Romance To Sensationalize In Yesteryear Actress's Biopic- Read To Know More

Recalling her daughter’s condition, Bipasha in an interaction with Neha Dhupia had revealed that Devi had two holes in her heart and had to undergo surgery when she was three-months old. She had said, “For a new mother, when you get to know that... I got to know on the third day of me having a baby that our baby is born with two holes in her heart. I thought I'll not share this, but I'm sharing this because I feel that there are a lot of mothers who helped me in this journey.” ALSO READ: Bipasha Basu Reveals Daughter Devi Was Born With Two Holes In Her Heart! Actress Breaks Down As She Says, 'We Were Numb'

Coming back to Madhubala, she made her debut at the age of 9 with the movie Basant in 1942. She solidified her name as one of the most iconic actresses in Hindi cinema with Dilip Kumar and Prithviraj Kapoor starrer Mughal-e-Azam. She appeared in more than 70 films and was even considered as the Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood. Her condition went unnoticed until she was working on a movie in 1954. As time progressed her health started deteriorating. 
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