Legendary actor Ashok Kumar's daughter Bharti Jaffrey passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness. The news was confirmed by actress & director Nandita Das. She shared her fond memories of Bharti with a news publication.
Nandita told ETimes, "Bharti Jaffrey was a vivacious and warm person and everyone will miss this affection and warmth. Though Anuradha (Patel) and Kanwaljit (Singh) are family friends, Bharti di endeared us to her by her thoughtful gestures. She never forgot to wish me every birthday. Or pick up a souvenir from her trips. I will miss her very much. And not forgetting she was an extremely talented actress."
Bharti Jaffrey did some notable acting in films like Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998), Saans (1999), Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001) among others. On the personal front, she married Hamid Jaffrey, brother of actor Saeed Jaffrey. Anuradha Patel is her daughter and Rupa Verma, Preeti Ganguly, Aroop Ganguly are her siblings.
Meanwhile, Ashok Kumar died on December 10, 2001. He attained a cult status in Indian cinema and was an extremely popular actor.