This morning we woke up to the sad news of Bollywood and television actress Surekha Sikri leaving the world. The actor's manager confirmed to SpotboyE.com, “Three-time national award-winning actress Surekha Sikri has passed away following a cardiac arrest earlier this morning at the age of 75. She had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke."
In some great contributions to the industry, Surekha Sikri played the path-breaking character of Kalyani Devi in one of the longest-running shows Balika Vadhu. Surekha's death has definitely left her onscreen family from the show numb. We spoke to Shahshkank Vyas who played her grandson (Jagdish) on the show. The two shared a lovely bond off-screen also. Also read: Surekha Sikri Is Recovering From A Brain Stroke; Yet The Veteran Seems Geared Up For Her Next Project- EXCLUSIVE
Talking to SpotboyE.com exclusively, Shashank who is in complete shock said, "She was an institution in herself. She was a legend and a natural actress. She was full of life and positivity. She lived life on her own terms and had a sense of humor. I must have done some good in life, that I got a chance to work with her and I learned a lot in 5 yrs. We both shared an extremely close bond that will never fade away. She will be missed. May her soul rest in peace." Also read: National Award-Winning Actor Surekha Sikri Dies Of Cardiac Arrest
You may recall Shashank Vyas has also paid a visit to Surekha Sikri's house (Versova) in 2019 when SpotboyE.com had exclusively reported about her being recuperating from a paralysis attack. And the actor had also shared some lovely pictures with her on his social media later.
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