“Zohra Sehgal was a veteran actress, theatre artist and TV personality. She delighted countless Bollywood and
Hollywood film watchers by her memorable acting and unabated energy. She will always be remembered for her films like ‘Bhaji on the Beach’, ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Saawariya’ etc.
“Her singular contribution to Indian theatre and cinema was recognised through a number of awards including Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. Her death leaves a void in the world of art and creativity which will be difficult to fill,” the President said in his letter.
“I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and her countless fans and friends. I pray to the almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss,” Mukherjee was quoted as saying by a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson.