Mumbai: Noted actress Vidya Sinha passed away today. She was 72 years old and was admitted to the hospital a couple of days ago. She was suffering from heart and lung disorders and was on the ventilator as well.

Vidya Sinha was last seen on the small screen in Kulfi Kumar Bajewala. Due to health issues and constant hospitalisation as she was suffering from chronic lung condition, she was missing from the teleserial. However, she was back on the show a few weeks ago.

The actress has worked on many TV shows and has garnered immense reputation in the Bollywood industry as well.  While she was a popular face in Ekta Kapoor's Kaavyanjali, she has worked on TV shows such as Kavyanjali, Bhabhi, Kulfi Kumar Bajewala, Qubool Hai, Chandra Nandini and Bahu Rani.

Vidya Sinha set foot into the industry as an 18-year-old. She worked on films such as Rajnigandha and Chhoti Si Baat, where she gained recognition. After a brief hiatus, she made a comeback with the film Bodyguard starring Salman Khan.

The popular actress tied the knot with Venkateshwaran Iyer in 1968 and she even adopted a daughter named Jhanvi. He husband died in 1996 and she married Netaji Bhimrao Salunkhe in 2001. They divorced in 2009 following an allegedly strained relationship. In January 2009, she had reportedly filed a complaint citing domestic violence. Salunkhe was ordered by the court to pay Rs 10,000 per month as maintenance pay.

The industry mourns the loss of one of the finest actresses.