The year 2013 will soon come to an end. There were a lot of things worth remembering in this year, but there were also a few unfortunate incidents which really took us by surprise. There were many Bollywood personalities who were very famous in their days who passed away this year. Let’s us take a moment and remember them! And hope that the year 2014 will bring us more share of joy and lesser share of sorrows.. Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who passed away in 2013 which surely shocked us!
Bollywood’s most legendary actor Pran passed away this year and the industry lost the godfather of villains. Pran, whose real name is Pran Kishan Sikand lived a joyous 93 years till the unfortunate incident happened. The actor’s contribution to Hindi cinema was immense. He was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema in 2012. He has left a mark on his fans as a hero, villain and a character actor in a filmography of over 400 movies in six decades. Pran is survived by his wife Shukla Sikand and three children.
Now this particular Jiah Khan incident, hogged quite a lot of media attention. Whether it was a suicide, or a murder, the court has still not given its verdict. But the mother of Jiah Khan has been doinf everything possible within her means and strength to prove that her little daughter didn’t commit a suicide, and that it was a planned murder! The actress was in a relationship with Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi. Sooraj had been arrested for allegedly driving Jiah to suicide, on the basis of a note left behind by her which mentioned that she was heartbroken in her relationship with him.
Bollywood’s legendary singer, Shamshad Begum who was 94, passed away this year at her residence. She was one of the first playback singers in the film industry and gave numerous hit songs like ‘Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana’, ‘Boojh Mera Kya Naam Re’, ‘Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re’, ‘Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar’. She was living with her daughter Usha Ratra and son-in-law after Shamshad Begum’s husband Ganpat Lal Batto died in 1955.
Famous photographer and father of actor Antara Mali, Jagdish Mali passed away this year. He was someone who captured actors like Rekha and Salman Khan on reel with his camera. In his four-decade-long career, the photographer had a wide and illustrious portfolio. A couple of months ago, before his death, a segment of the media reported that he was going through bad days.
Legendary playback singer Manna Dey passed away after a prolonged illness. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner shocked many with his demise. The singer had given several hits songs like ‘Puchho Na Kaise Maine Rain Bitayee’, ‘Ay Mere Pyare Watan, Ay Mere Bichhade Chaman’ and ‘Laga Chunari Main Daag’. Dey is survived by two daughters, one of whom is based in the US.
We know we missed a lot more.. but these were the few which we thought was worth mentioning. If you feel anyone is missing from the list, please feel free to use the comments section below to convey your thoughts!