Mumbai: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi paid tribute to the late Smita Patil on Saturday, on the event of her birth anniversary. Smita’s husband, actor Raj Babbar, and son Prateik, also took to social media to share emotional posts for the phenomenal actress, who passed away at the age of 31.
“Remembering #Smita Patil on her birth anniversary. She went away 34 many years in the past but resides firmly in the hearts of cinemafiles,” tweeted Azmi who, along with Smita, grew to become prominent faces of the thriving arthouse cinema circuit of the seventies and the eighties.
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 17, 2020
Veteran actor-politician Raj Babbar shared a throwback photograph of the late actress on his verified Twitter account and wrote: “An artist of incomparable genius, a particular person with this kind of an emotional soul – fondly remembering Smita now on her birthday. You had this kind of a quick journey and nevertheless your captivating presence is felt by all whose lifestyle you touched. Your influence has been so meaningful. #SmitaPatil.”
An artist of incomparable genius, a particular person with this kind of an emotional soul – fondly remembering Smita now on her birthday.
You had this kind of a quick journey & nevertheless your captivating presence is felt by all whose lifestyle you touched. Your influence has been so meaningful.#SmitaPatil pic.twitter.com/mLkfaKLnpm
— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) October 17, 2020
Her son, actor Prateik Babbar, shares a “Pleased Birthday mom” message on Instagram Stories, expressing gratitude to these remembering the late actress on her birth anniversary.
joyful 65th birthday to my lovely mama!
माँ ! @ My Guardian Angel https://t.co/gI3neMQx5A
— prat (@prateikbabbar) October 17, 2020
Born on October 17, 1955, Smita Patil was honoured with several awards which includes two Nationwide Awards as Ideal Actress (for “Bhumika” and “Chakra”), in addition to the Padma Shri in 1985.
Smita breathed her final on December 13, 1986.