Rajasthan

Cong 100
BJP 73
RLM 3
OTH 23

Madhya Pradesh

Cong 115
BJP 106
BSP 2
OTH 7

Chhattisgarh

Cong 63
BJP 18
JCC 9
OTH 0

Telangana

TRS-AIMIM 94
TDP-Cong 22
BJP 1
OTH 2

Mizoram

MNF 26
Cong 5
BJP 1
OTH 8
*Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins
On Meena Kumari’s 85th birth anniversary, here’s remembering the tragedy queenhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/meena-kumari-birth-anniversary-5285732/

On Meena Kumari’s 85th birth anniversary, here’s remembering the tragedy queen

Meena Kumari, known as the tragedy queen of Indian cinema, is still regarded as one of the most talented performers that Indian cinema has ever seen.

meena kumari birth anniversary

Meena Kumari, known as the tragedy queen of Indian cinema, is still regarded as one of the most talented performers that Indian cinema has ever seen. In a career of 33 years, Meena Kumari was known for her pitch-perfect dialogue delivery, her strong screen presence and ability to portray emotions was considered as unmatched.

meena kumari's 85th birth anniversary

Meena Kumari became the breadwinner for her family at the tender age of 4. She started working as a child artiste and was popularly known as Baby Meena.

remembering meena kumari

Her first lead role came in 1946 with the film Bachchon Ka Khel but it was 1952's Baiju Bawra that turned her into a star.

meena kumari in sahib biwi aur ghulam

1962's Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam had her playing the now iconic role of Chhoti Bahu. Meena Kumari's performance in this film is still regarded as one of Hindi cinema's best performances till date.

meena kumari's birth anniversary

In 1963, three of Meena Kumari's performances were nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress category. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Aarti and Main Chup Rahungi were all nominated but she won the award for Sahib, Biwi aur Ghulam.

remembering meena kumari on her birth anniversary

In 1968, Meena Kumari was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis due to excessive alcohol consumption. She visited London and Switzerland for treatment and came back in better condition. Contrary to doctor's advisories, she resumed work within days of her coming back to India.

meena kumari's birth anniversary

Just three weeks after Pakeezah's release, Meena Kumari was critically ill. She slid into a coma and died on March 31, 1972. Liver cirrhosis was determined to be the cause of her death.

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