Vet­eran ac­tress Shyama no more

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VET­ERAN Bol­ly­wood ac­tress Shyama, a big star in the 50s with hits like ‘Aar Paar; ‘Bhabhi’ and ‘Sharda’, died in Mum­bai this morn­ing, trade sources said. She was 82 and is sur­vived by two sons and a daugh­ter.

Fa­mous for her role in

Guru Dutt’s

‘Aar Paar’,

Shyama was con­sid­ered one of the most beau­ti­ful ac­tresses of her time.

Born Khur­shid Akhtar on June 7, 1935 in La­hore, Shyama ar­rived in Mum­bai from La­hore after Par­ti­tion.

Given the stage name Shyama by di­rec­tor Vi­jay Bhatt, Shyama be­gan her film ca­reer with films like ‘Meer­abai’ (1947) and went on to act in around 175 films in her ca­reer.

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