Veteran actress Nimmi passed away due to heart attack at 6 PM on Wednesday according to the report. Nimmi was admitted in Mumbai’s Sarla Nursing Home for a few days as she was unwell. Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt and others took to their social media handles to condole her death.
“RIP. Thank you Nimmi aunty for all the blessings and love for Bobby on its premiere release. You were part of the RK family. Barsaat was your first film. Allah aapko Jannat naseeb kare. Ameen,” Rishi Kapoor tweeted.
Mahesh Bhatt wrote, “You may win your heart’s desire, but in the end you are cheated of it by death.” Goodbye Nimmiji Folded hands. Yesteryear’s dove-eyed actress Nimmi passes away at 88.”
Jaaved Jaaferi posted on Twitter, “A beautiful and extremely talented actress and a beautiful and humble human being passes on. #RIP #Nimmi ji.”
Nimmi’s brother-in-law Ijhar Hussain said, “She had been unwell for some time now. We had celebrated her 87th birthday on March 18. We will be having the last rites tomorrow but are yet to decide on how to do the funeral considering the body cannot be brought to the society due to the coronavirus, and also we aren’t sure how many people can gather for the funeral. We will make a decision tonight.”
Born as Nawab Banoo, Nimmi was a popular actor of the 50s. Nimmi made her debut in Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat and it was the legendary actor-director, who had given her the screen name of Nimmi.
One of her last screen appearances was in Love and God (1986). Apart from Kapoor, she acted with top yesteryear stars such as Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand.
Nimmi was the wife of writer Ali Raza, who died in 2007. The magazine added that Nimmi’s last rites will take place Thursday afternoon.
Filmmaker Ashok Shekhar confirmed the news and told Filmfare that she had been in the hospital for a few days and had not been keeping well.
Nimmi acted in films from 1949 to 1965 and has films like Mere Mehboob, Barsaat, Aan Udan Khatola, Basant Bahar, and Love and God to her credit.