Madhubala: She was voted as the most beautiful face in the world. Madhubala, the legendary actress passed away at an early age of 36 on February 23, 1969. Her contribution to the film industry with films like Mughal-E-Azam, Howra Bridge and Kaala Paani are treasured till date. Madhubala was found to have a heart problem after she coughed up blood on the sets of Bahut Din Huwe. She had a hole in her heart. She tried hiding her illness from the industry for many years. She had no one besides her during her last days. She died a lonely death.
Guru Dutt: The legendary actor and director Guru Dutt, who created his identity with the film Pyasa opposite Wahida Rehman and Mala Sinha passed away at the age of 42 in 1964. He was found dead on his bed in his rented apartment in Mumbai. He is said to have been mixing alcohol and sleeping pills. His death may have been a suicide case, or just an accidental overdose. But buzz had it that this was his third suicide attempt and he got unfortunate. He had tried to commit suicide twice before but somehow survived after he was rushed to the hospital.
Parveen Babi: This beautiful actress had a very sad and mysterious death. She lived alone in her Juhu residence. At the age of 55 on January 20, 2005, she bid the world goodbye. Since she was all alone, nobody got the slightest hint of her death. She was locked inside her house for three days until the police broke open the door and lo! there they found her body three days after her death. Now, was it a natural death or a suicide case, that’s still a mystery.
Divya Bharti: This bubbly actress left an unforgettable mark in Bollywood with movies like Deewana opposite Rishi Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan. She died at the age of 19 on April 5, 1993. Divya fell to her death off her husband’s 5-storey Versova apartment building, in Mumbai. There were numerous speculations by the media regarding her sudden demise, including the possibility of accidental death, suicide and even murder. The investigation into the circumstances of Divya Bharti’s death was closed in 1998 without any definite verdict.
Smita Patil: Bollywood lost one of the most beautiful actress, the day Smita Patil passed away. She had a tragic death at a young age of 31 on December 31, 1986. She passed away while giving birth to her youngest son Pratiek Babbar, the one who was seen in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as Genelia’s younger brother. Besides being an outstanding actress, Smita was a newsreader and a photographer too.
Nafisa Joseph: She was a successful model and actress. She was also a VJ on MTV and was crowned Miss India in 1997. Nafisa’s career had just started shaping up when she bid the world goodbye. A darling of everyone, Nafisa hanged herself in her flat in Mumbai on 29 July 2004. It is believed that, her fiancee, Gautam Khanduja, had called off the wedding the previous day following differences of opinion over his earlier marriage and divorce. Joseph discovered that Khanduja was still married, although having told her he had been divorced for two years. When confronted, Khanduja refused to answer questions or produce divorce papers that he had claimed to have filed. H even threatened her with blackmail, probably after she threatened to confront his wife.
Truly, Bollywood is just filled with mysteries…..