Actress Sujata Kumar, best-known for her role in Sridevi's 2012 film English Vinglish, died of cancer last night, her sister Suchitra Krishnamoorthi tweeted.



Sujata’s sister, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi tweeted,  “Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on August 19, 2018. Life can never be the same again …[sic]”

On Facebook, Suchitra wrote, “We are bidding our last farewell to Sujata Kumar at Juhu Crematorium, Vile Parle west, near Pavan Hans today 20th august 2018 at 11 am [sic]”



Informing her fellow friends about her health, Suchitra had earlier written, “It feels like somebody’s plunged a hard cold knife into my heart & ripped the ground from under my feet as i sit outside ICU & pray for my big sis my mother my best friend my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside Pls join me & my family in r prayers for her[sic]”


As per reports, the actress was battling cancer at a hospital in Mumbai where she passed away. Sujata played the main lead, the house matriarch in the endearing drama, Ek Packet Ummeed. She played Sridevi’s sister in the Gauri Shinde film, English Vinglish.