Yesteryear actress Manorama passes away

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Mumbai, Feb 17 (UNI) Yesteryear Hindi movie actress Manorama passed away after a brief illness.

Manorama (81) died on Friday in a private hospital here.

She was known for her comic and negative roles and her last movie was Deepa Mehta's 'Water' a Oscar nominee. The woman with exaggerated eyelashes and expressions was popularly known for roles like the wicked aunt in 'Seeta Aur Geeta', 'Ek Phool Do Maali', 'Do Kaliyan' and 'Karvan'.

Manorama started her acting career in Lahore around six decades ago and acted as heroine in a few films. The actress also acted in a few television serials later.

She married Raja Naqsar at Lahore in Pakistan. They migrated here after partition in 1947. Raja later became a producer.

It was a surprise to the Industry when she appeared in 'Water' as the head of a widow 'ashram'.


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