The 101-year-old veteran actress, who currently stays with her daughter Kiran Sehgal in South Delhi's Mandakini Enclave on second floor, had written to the former chief minister Sheila Dikshit-led government in 2011 seeking a house.
Zohra's daughter, Kiran Sehgal told a newspaper, "I cannot take her down to the lawn and she needs to be wheeled around. She finds its difficult to move around without help due to ill health."
Sehgal, who received Padma Vibhushan in 2010, is now planning to approach Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Her daughter said, "We will reach out to Kejriwal and plead our case before him."
The ministry replied that her request has been forwarded to the urban development ministry. Later, news came that the ministry had declined this request.
Zohra Sehgal is now planning to approach Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"We have not received any official information from the ministry yet. We too got to know about this refusal through a newspaper report.
"It's extremely pathetic and doesn't speak very well of the government, given the fact that you have honoured Maa (Zohra) with the second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan," Kiran Sehgal told a news agency.
"We have never asked the government to help us. When it got difficult to manage, only then we put across our request. It has become very tough for her, and with age it does get difficult," she said.
Kiran Sehgal also said she had first sent a request in 2011 to then chief minister Sheila Dikshit but nothing happened.
According to Kiran, there is a clause under which an artiste can get a government flat if he or she is below 60 years of age.
"I personally feel everyone needs help only when one crosses 60. So this clause should be completely removed. It's extremely silly and I strongly feel my mother's case should be taken as special," she said.
"She is living like a prisoner in her house. She can't move and when she has to move out, she has to climb stairs. She does that with great difficulty and almost cries," she added.
"For someone who has contributed so much to the world of entertainment, this treatment from the government is nothing but an insult," she added.
(With IANS inputs)