Yesteryears actress Nimmi handed away at her residence within the metropolis on Wednesday night. She was 88, and had been ailing for some time now. Her final rights will happen on Thursday afternoon.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was among the many first to convey condolences. “Chances are you’ll win your hearts need, however in the long run you’re cheated of it by dying. Goodbye Nimmiji,” Bhatt wrote on Twitter.
Her demise was confirmed by commerce analyst Komal Nahta on social media. “Yesteryear actress Nimmi ji handed away. She was 88. Could her soul relaxation in peace,” tweeted Nahta.
Nimmi, whose title was Nawab Banoo, made her Bollywood debut in Raj Kapoor’s 1949 launch, “Barsaat”, which was Kapoor’s first main hit. The movie co-starred Nargis.
The truth is, the display title Nimmi was reportedly given to her by Kapoor.
Via the fifties and the sixties, the actress labored in movies with most high actors, notably the Bollywood Triumvirate of the period — Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. One in every of her earliest releases was Fali Mistry’s “Sazaa” starring Dev Anand in 1951. The identical 12 months, she labored with Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar in Nitin Bose’s “Deedar”.
She would go on to work with Dilip Kumar once more in movies like Mehboob Khan’s formidable “Aan” and Amiya Chakravarty’s “Daag” the following 12 months. By the point she reunited with Dev Anand in Chetan Anand’s 1952 launch “Aandhiyan”, Nimmi was already a preferred Bollywood title.
Her different notable movies embrace “Uran Khatola (1955) with Dilip Kumar, the Ashok Kumar-Kishore Kumar starrer “Bhai-Bhai (1956), Sohrab Modi’s “Kundan” (1955), the Rajendra Kumar-starrer “Mere Mehboob” (1963) and “Akashdeep” (1965).
Amongst her memorable works are also Mehboob Khan’s “Amar” (1954) starring Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, and Raja Nawathe’s “Basant Bahar” (1956) co-starring Bharat Bhushan.
Nimmi’s final launch was Okay. Asif’s much-delayed “Love And God”, a retelling of the Laila-Majnu story. Asif began the mission in 1963, and the movie launched lengthy after his dying in 1986, after a number of modifications within the forged and crew. The launched movie had Sanjeev Kumar and Nimmi within the lead roles.
Nimmi was born in Agra on February 18, 1933, as Nawab Banoo to a Muslim courtesan named Wahidan. Her father was a navy contractor, Abdul Hakim. When she was solely 11, her mom handed away and Nimmi went to Abbottabad to stay together with her maternal grandmother. Put up Partition in 1947, when Abbotabad went to Pakistan, Nimmi’s grandmother shifted to Mumbai to stay in India. That’s the place Nimmi’s Bollywood connection got here in, as a result of her grandmother’s different daughter, Jyoti, was a onetime actress, and Jyoti’s husband GM Durrani was a famend playback singer and composer.
In 1965, Nimmi married scriptwriter Ali Raza, who was related to Mehboob Studios. Reportedly, well-liked comedian actor of the period, Mukri, and Nimmi’s hairdresser had performed matchmakers. The couple was married until Raza’s demise in 2007.
Over the latest previous, Nimmi was affected by respiratory issues and had been out and in of the hospital.