Sujata is the sister of actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

English Vinglish actor Sujata Kumar passes away after battling cancerTwitter/Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
Flix Obituary Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:58

Actor Sujata Kumar, fondly remembered for playing late veteran actor Sridevi’s sibling in the 2012 film English Vinglish, has died of cancer. The news was tweeted by her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Suchitra tweeted that Sujata had succumbed to cancer late on Sunday. "Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an unimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 p.m. Life can never be the same again.”

Suchitra, who is the former wife of filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, had earlier tweeted asking her fans and friends to pray for Sujata. "Please pray for my darling sister Sujata Kumar," she had tweeted.

On Saturday, Suchitra shared an update about her sister.

"It feels like somebody's plunged a hard cold knife into my heart and ripped the ground from under my feet as I sit outside ICU and pray for my big sister, my mother, my best friend, my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside…”

She also shared on Facebook that Sujata would be cremated at Juhu Crematorium. She said, “We are bidding our last farewell to Sujata Kumar at Juhu Crematorium, Vile Parle west, near Pavan Hans today 20th august 2018 at 11 am.”

Sujata worked in several TV shows like Hotel Kingston and Bombay Talking. She also appeared in the Anil Kapoor-starrer 24 as Meghna Singhania.

Apart from English Vinglish, Sujata had worked in films like Raanjhanaa, Salaam-E-Ishq and Gori Tere Pyar Mein.

(With inputs from IANS)

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