‘Aan’ Actress Nimmi Passes Away; Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt & Celebs Pay Tribute


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. “It’s possible you’ll win your hearts want, however in the long run you’re cheated of it by dying. Goodbye Nimmiji,” Bhatt wrote on Twitter.

Even Rishi Kapoor took to his Twitter web page and wrote, “RIP. Thanks Nimmi aunty for all of the blessings and love for Bobby on its premiere launch. You have been a part of the RK household. Barsaat was your first movie. Allha aapko Jannat naseeb kare. Ameen.”

‘Aan’ Actress Nimmi Passes Away; Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt & Celebs Pay Tribute

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 identify 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.

In truth, the display identify Nimmi was reportedly given to her by Kapoor.

By the fifties and the sixties, the actress labored in movies with most prime actors, notably the Bollywood Triumvirate of the period — Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. One in all her earliest releases was Fali Mistry’s “Sazaa” starring Dev Anand in 1951. The identical yr, 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 bold “Aan” and Amiya Chakravarty’s “Daag” the subsequent yr. By the point she reunited with Dev Anand in Chetan Anand’s 1952 launch “Aandhiyan”, Nimmi was already a well-liked Bollywood identify.

Her different notable movies embody “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 undertaking in 1963, and the movie launched lengthy after his dying in 1986, after a number of adjustments 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 army contractor, Abdul Hakim. When she was solely 11, her mom handed away and Nimmi went to Abbottabad to dwell together with her maternal grandmother. Submit Partition in 1947, when Abbotabad went to Pakistan, Nimmi’s grandmother shifted to Mumbai to dwell 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, widespread 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 current previous, Nimmi was affected by respiratory issues and had been out and in of the hospital.

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