New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the demise of popular actress Sulochana Latkar, who played screen mother to several top stars.
“Sulochana ji’s demise has left a great void in the world of Indian cinema. Her unforgettable performances have enriched our culture and endeared her to people from generation to generation. Her cinematic legacy lives on through her works. Will live on. Condolences to his family. Om Shanti. PM Modi tweeted.
Sulochana ji’s departure has left a huge void in the world of Indian cinema. His unforgettable performances have enriched our culture and endeared him to generations of people. His cinematic legacy will live on through his works. Sympathy to his family. Om Shanti Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 4, 2023
BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda has also expressed grief over his demise. “Saddened by the passing away of legendary actress Sulochana ji. Her versatile performances left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. She will always be remembered for her contribution to the film industry throughout her decades-long career. With her family members. My heartfelt sympathies. And followers. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
Saddened by the demise of eminent actress Sulochana ji. His versatile performances have left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. He will always be remembered for his contribution to the film industry during his decades-long career. My condolences to his family… — Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) June 4, 2023
Latkar passed away today (June 4) in Maharashtra; According to reports, his last rites will be held on June 5.
She was not only a household name in the Hindi film industry but was also known for her work in Marathi cinema. Sulochana acted in many popular films like ‘Katti Patang’, ‘Dil De Ke Dekho’, ‘Gora Aur Kaala’, ‘Sujatha’, ‘Devar’, ‘Bandini’, ‘Aye Din Bahar Ke’ and many more.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 by the Government of India. In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Filmfare Awards. The seasoned actress was also honored with the Maharashtra Bhushan Award.