Confirming the sad news, his manager told a news portal that the veteran actress had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was reportedly surrounded by family and her caregivers.
Bollywood celebrities have taken to their social media handles to express their grief and send their condolences to the family of the bereaved.
Check out some of the Tweets here:
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) 1626418631000
There is no one like her. Absolutely no one. What an extraordinary woman. An artist par excellence. Those eyes and… https://t.co/GUnKv6Ub7E
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) 1626415927000
Rest in peace #SurekhaSikri ji https://t.co/yAmDbkACEU
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) 1626412163000
Very Sad news !!! One of the greatest talent Surekha Sikari ji passed away leaving behind so many great performance… https://t.co/h5RVw4779X
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) 1626411723000
#SurekhaSikri What a powerhouse! Rest in peace ma’am.
— Kritika Kamra (@Kritika_Kamra) 1626413316000
Every role.Every character. Every scene you played as masterpiece.Loss of another amazing actor RIP #SurekhaSikri j… https://t.co/JpcKNNX2t5
— ANIRUDH DAVE (@aniruddh_dave) 1626413732000
RIP #surekha ji. I’ll always remember you so very fondly!! Big loss !! Your talent was spectacular! https://t.co/tKOQU4Fr7E
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) 1626410635000
The actress was facing health troubles for some time and had suffered a brain stroke in 2020 and a paralytic stroke earlier in 2018.
In 2020, she was admitted to the hospital after suffering a brain stroke. It was reported at the time that she was also going through a turbulent period financially, which she later denied. Her manager told a news portal that Surekhaji had her own finances and the family, including her son, by her side and there was no need for financial assistance.
The manager also added that many of her well-wishers, colleagues and filmmakers were kind enough to offer financial assistance. They were informed that the family is taking care of everything and giving her the best possible treatment.
She recently garnered appreciation for her performance in ‘Badhaai Ho’ that starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in lead roles. She was last seen in Zoya Akhtar’s short film in the Netflix anthology ‘Ghost Stories’.