This article refers to the sad demise of many Indian celebrities who we lost in this disastrous year of 2020. From regional stalwarts to yesteryear legends, this has been year strife with loss.
2020 has been a rough year for everyone. It has taken many lives and left a significant toll on us. Due to the Covid pandemic, the shootings of movies have been ended and therefore, a portion of the significant movies have been postponed. Aside from that, media outlets have lost a portion of the prominent superstars and the nonappearance of these stars has made a void that can never be filled. From Irrfan, Sushant Singh Rajput to Saroj Khan and Rishi Kapoor, here are the legends who left us in 2020.
She made her Hindi entertainment world introduction with LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhoka and had featured in Milan Luthria’s ‘The Dirty Picture’ where she assumed the job of Shakeela. She was discovered dead in her condo in South Kolkata. Arya was her screen name. Her genuine name was Debdutta Banerjee. She was the little girl of prestigious sitar player Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. This photograph was taken in 2010 during the advancements of Dibakar Banerjee’s film Love, Sex Aur Dhoka.
Contemporary artist and choreographer, who consolidated his preparation in both old-style moves of Kathak and Kathakali, died in Mumbai on December 10 after a short sickness. He was 73. The family delivered an assertion saying, “He gives up a considerable tradition of remarkable exhibitions joined with an unswerving devotion to his craft, coordinated simply by his tremendous, cherishing heart that picked up him a great many companions and, countless admirers.” Born on July 13, 1947, in Navsari town of Gujarat, the artist, who examined Kathak with Guru Prahlad Das since early on, and later Kathakali with Guru E K Pannicker, portrayed his style as “contemporary in jargon and conventional in restriction”.
Narendra Bhide was a notable music chief in the Marathi business. He was the music chief for various famous movies like – A Paying Ghost (2015), Deool Band (2015), Bioscope (2015), and Chi Va Chi Sau Ka (2017). He kicked the bucket because of a cardiovascular failure on December 10. He was 47 years of age. Bhide, who was a structural architect by schooling, was likewise the chief at Pune-based Dawn Studio. He has likewise given music for different plays like, ‘Kon Mhanta Takka dila?’, ‘Makdachya Hati Champagne’, ‘Katkon Trikon’, ‘Hamidabaichi Kothi’, ‘Chandane Shimpit Ja’, ‘Chiranjiv Aais’, ‘Godi Gulabi ‘and some more.
Television entertainer Divya Bhatnagar, who was known for her job in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai died, purportedly following Covid-19 complexities. The entertainer had been on ventilator uphold in a Mumbai emergency clinic. Individual entertainers and associates Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Shilpa Shirodkar were among celebs who said they were heart-broken to know about her death. Divya Bhatnagar was 34 years of age.
Known for his incredible jobs and profound voice, noted Marathi and Hindi film entertainer Ravi Patwardhan died on December 6. He endured a heart failure. He was 84 years of age. He has acted in 150 plays and in excess of 200 movies.
The maestro Soumitra Chatterjee inhaled his keep going on November 15 at a clinic in Kolkata, matured 85. The actor died at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Hospital, where he was conceded throughout the previous 40 days subsequent to testing positive for Covid. In spite of the fact that Chatterjee had tried negative for the infection on October 15, his health deteriorated as his comorbidities actually remained a matter of concern. Other than Bengali, Chatterjee had likewise acted in two or three Hindi movies, including Nirupama and Hindustani Sipahi.
Bollywood entertainer Asif Basra was discovered dead in a private complex in the northern sloping city of Dharamshala on November 12. The entertainer was discovered hanging when the police arrived at the spot. While the explanation of him turning to this sad decision is as yet not known, the Himachal Pradesh police is examining the issue.
Veteran entertainer Avinash Kharshikar died because of a respiratory failure at his home in Thane on Thursday (October 8) morning. Entertainer Renuka Shahane took to Twitter to mourn his passing. Additionally, numerous fans took to online media to grieve the downfall of the darling entertainer. The entertainer maker has contributed a lot to the Marathi media outlet. He is known for projects including Sau Shashi Deodhar, Lapwa Chhapwi, Kiss Bai Kiss, Bakula Namdev Ghotale, Majha Navra Tujhi Bayko, and Parwane among others.
Unbelievably talented playback vocalist SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on September 25 in Chennai. He was 74. The six-time National Award-winning vocalist was not keeping well since August 5 and his ailment further crumbled his health on September 24. He was let go with full state respects on September 26. Balasubrahmanyam, affectionately called SPB, was known for his ability to sing in 16 Indian dialects. In his significant singing vocation crossing more than fifty years, he has recorded in excess of 40,000 tunes. In spite of the fact that he made his presentation in 1966 with a Telugu film, the language was never an obstruction for the adaptable vocalist as he loaned his voice to tunes in various dialects. The vocalist had become Salman Khan’s on-screen voice, murmuring famous tracks for him in movies like Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989), Saajan (1991) and in the 1994 blockbuster Hum, Aapke Hai Koun…! SPB’s passing left the business and his admirers in desperate misery while they reassured themselves saying his tunes will live on.
The chocolate boy of Pavitra Rishta and the inspiring father from Chhichore died in suspicious circumstances in June.
While there were many speculations over whether it is suicide or murder, the police is still investigating till date. The young actor who had a passionate love for astronomy, healthy living and inspired many with his story had left many heartbroken fans behind.
The beautiful and gracious diva, who taught all the major and minor Bollywood stars to dance was no more in 2020. She was given a lovely tribute and her dance school would remain to help maintain her style and panache for her talent.
The true Bollywood hero who was successful in Hollywood as well breathed his last after a tough battle with cancer. From doing offbeat meaningful films to working with all kinds of directors and banners, Irrfan Khan was a true gem. Absolutely humble and very soft-spoken, he let his work do the talking. He died in the middle of the promotion of a movie, which received rave reviews. There is still one movie of him left for the release, which has intrigued fans.
Rishi Kapoor was an amazing actor with grace. He was one of the superhit stars of the 70s and 80s. He had made his name as the handsome romantic hero in many fms. As an adult, his first lead role was opposite Dimple Kapadia in the teen romance Bobby (1973), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Between 1973 and 2000, Kapoor starred as the romantic lead in 92 films. Some of his notable films during this period include Khel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Sargam (1979), Karz (1980), and Chandni (1989). He passed away due to complications associated with leukemia.
Very few politicians have been as respected as Pranab Mukherjee. Once the finance minister of India and then subsequently the president, he was an astute political leader and had an elephantine memory. He was a popular leader who commanded respect on both sides of the political spectrum. He passed away to health complications as well this year.