Another yesteryear actor breathed her last today
Nanda, known for hits like Gumnaam and Jab Jab Phool Khile, died today (Tuesday) morning at her residence after suffering a heart attack. She was 75. “Yes, she passed away this morning after a heart attack at her residence,” the relative confirmed this news.
Waheeda Rehman, who was a very good friend of Nanda, rushed to her residence as soon as she got the news, said a source close to the actor. Waheeda and Nanda had worked together in Kala Bazar.
Nanda was born in a Maharashtrian show-business family to a successful Marathi actor-director Vinayak Damodar Karnataki. She became a child artiste after her father’s demise to support the family in hard times and helped them by working in films like Jaggu in the early 1950s. It was paternal uncle V Shantaram who gave Nanda her first big break by casting her in a successful brother-sister saga Toofan Aur Diya in 1956.