Updated: August 13, 2020 7:15:19 pm
One of the very few models to have smashed the stereotype and walked the ramp after marriage, Simar Dugal passed away on August 12 after a long battle with cancer, leaving the fashion world in shock. Dugal began her modelling career after she became a mother. Fashion designer Suneet Varma is known to have given the model her first professional break. She also went on to become the muse for many other eminent designers, from Ritu Kumar to Tarun Tahiliani.
Later, she quit modelling and started designing garments. Her creations have been worn by many Bollywood celebrities. from Malaika Arora to Shilpa Shetty.
Her demise was mourned by her celebrity friends, including actor Arora, who posted on Instagram saying she cannot stop her tears.
Besides Malaika, many other industry biggies also mourned Dugal’s passing. They took to their social media accounts to remember her legacy and honour her. Below are some of their posts.
To an outsider in the fashion world as a compere there was always your reassuring smile and sweetness. One of the people who made me feel comfortable in my highly unfashionable clothes in my early RJ days. Always warm, always positive. RIP#SimarDugal https://t.co/IEwff204rQ
— Roshan Abbas (@roshanabbas) August 12, 2020
— Sonalika Sahay (@sonalikasahay) August 12, 2020
Shweta Bachchan, Sophie Choudry, designer Vikram Phadnis, too, reacted to her death on Instagram. They shared their feelings on Arora’s post. While Choudry wrote, “OMG… I am so so sorry to hear this 💔 RIP beautiful simar (sic)”, Phadnis simply wrote that he “can’t believe…”, and Bachchan posted a broken heart emoji.
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