Yeh maut bhi na, kitni khoobsoorat hogi... Jo bhi isse milta hai kambakht jeena chhod deta hai...
The vicious circle of life and death has spared none. People of all age groups, all social backgrounds have either experienced it themselves or have seen near and dear ones bidding adieu to the world. As the year is about to come to an end, we took time and went back in time to note what all things 2017 offered us.
Despite the fact that we had a trail of happy memories, there were some that will make us weep and mourn no matter how many years pass by. Come, let's take a look at some of the celebs who passed away in 2017 and left us in despair with their departure.
The actor passed away on December 4, 2017. He was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital due to a chest infection. He is reported to have died due to liver cirrhosis at the age of 79. Bollywood is never going to forget his charm, contribution, and dedication towards the cinema.
Recently, a prayer meeting was organised in Shashi Ji's honour by his family at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai.
We just have one thing to say after watching this picture, we will miss you, Shashi Ji.
Film director, producer, and screenwriter Ram Mukherjee who was also Rani's father breathed his last on October 22, 2017. Not many of us know this, but Rani's debut film was produced by her father. His skills, calibre, and learnings are always going to stay here and remind us of him.
Veteran filmmaker and Amrapali's director Lekh Tandon passed away on 15th October 2017. He breathed his last at the age of 88 at his Powai residence. He had also acted in various films including Swades, Rang De Basanti, and Chennai Express.
Actor Sitaram Panchal was battling lung and kidney cancer from past three years, and he finally lost the battle when he breathed his last on August 10, 2017. If reports are to be believed, the actor was in bed for past 10 months before he died.
The news of Inder's untimely death came as a shock to many including me. He suffered a fatal heart attack, and that took his life. It's sad to see someone as young as 43 years pass away. Inder died on 28th July 2017. I will remember him for his great work in some of the most prominent films including Baaghi and Wanted.
The actress gave a new meaning to motherhood in Hindi cinema. With her warmth, love, and sober 'maa' roles, she became an icon. Unfortunately, the actress breathed her last on 18th May 2017 after several cardiac arrests. The news of her sudden demise took the B-town by storm, no one could bear such great loss, but one has no control over things that almighty decides.
The veteran actor had bladder cancer when his body eventually gave up on 27 April 2017. He was hospitalised in Girgaon, Mumbai. Even after his death, he is always going to stay alive in our memories.
The year started on a very sad note with Om Puri's demise on 6th January 2017. The actor was last seen in Salman Khan's Tubelight. He died at the age of 66 at his Mumbai residence. He has added various honours to his name for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
Sonika was a model, actor and a TV host. She anchored the popular Pro Kabaddi League on Star Sports. The actress met with an accident on April 29, 2017, but when she was brought to the hospital, she was declared dead.
It is ironic, how death spares no one. Sonika was hardly 27 and she had a lot to see and achieve in life. Even today when I see her Instagram account, I'm not able to believe that she is no more.
I would end this by quoting:
"Maut ne chup kar khamoshi se na jaane kya kaha; aur zindagi khaamosh hokar reh gayi."