Veteran actress Sheila Ramani is no more..
Veteran actress Sheila Ramani passed away in her native home in Mhow.
The veteran actress and a lead role player in the 1950s, Sheila Ramani Cowasji passed away in Mhow on Wednesday morning. She was ailing since the past few years and was residing in her house situated on the post office road, where she lived since her childhood days, and breathed her last there only.
As per family sources, she was in her early eighties and was suffering from multiple disorders along with problems arising out of old age. Noted environmentalist and a close relative of the actress, Phiroze B Illava revealed that the disease that had affected her the most was Alzheimer, a disease of the brain. He further mentioned that she was in coma for the last two days and passed away in that stage. As per her wish, she was cremated in the Mhow crematorium on Wednesday evening in the presence of a large number of people of Mhow.
Her husband, Zaal Cowasji, was a noted industrialist during the early independence days and was the first to produce and supply electricity in Mhow, Mount Abu and Mumbai. He passed away about two decades ago. She is survived by her two sons, Rahul and Zaal junior.
Born in Sindh province (now in Pakistan), she acted in her first film Surang in 1953 followed by Taxi Driver in 1954. Thereafter, she played roles in Teen Batti Char Rasta, Naukri, Mangu, Meenar, Railway Platform, Funtoosh, Anokhi, Jungle King and The Return of Mr Superman.