Veteran actor Kalpana, who has made audiences laugh and cry with her performances, passed away in Hyderabad on Monday. She was 51 years old.
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This is a news that has shocked all of us, she was a force in South Indian cinema. She was my close friend. A bold, frank and honest person. She never feared from taking a stand on any issue. She always tried to create an atmosphere of happiness for others. Even when I used to ask her about her personal problems, she used to drift away from the topic. She wanted to study further. But as far as I am concerned, she was much more knowledgeable than many educated people.
I cannot believe that she is no more. Unless I see her body, I don't think I will believe it. She would call me each time she heard any significant news and used to call me and says,"Chechi, did you hear that?"
KPAC Lalitha also told news channels that Kalpana had confessed to her a few years earlier about suffering from some heart-valve related problems for which she was undergoing treatment at the Amrita Hospital in Kochi.
We know that all of us have to die at some point of time, but this one came too early. I often hear people calling her an actress with comic timing, but she was not just restricted to the genre of comedy.
I cannot believe this has happened. I cannot even digest that she is 51 years old. She is like a child for me. She used to treat me like a mother.
I have lost my friend, the industry has lost a huge talent.
She used to treat any disease she had very lightly. She was never one of those who would speak about what ailed her. Last week, she acted with Maniyanpilla Raju and he told me that she was very active.