Veteran Indian actor Surekha Sikri has passed away due to a cardiac failure at the age of 75 in Mumbai. She breathed her last at 8:30 AM on July 16, 2021, according to Pinkvilla. She was reportedly admitted to a hospital due to atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease and a cerebrovascular accident.
The news of her demise has left everyone in Bollywood and several in Pakistan in a state of utter shock. The senior star was admitted to the hospital back in September 2020 after suffering a brain stroke. Sikri had suffered a similar stroke back in 2018. She fell down and injured her head, which eventually, allegedly, led to a brain stroke and paralysis during the shoot of a TV show in Mahabaleshwar.
A statement from her spokesperson reads, “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. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time. Om Sai Ram.”