Yesteryear Actress Kumkum No More

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Yesteryear actress Kumkum passed away in Mumbai. She was 86. Born on 22nd April 1934 as Zaibunissa in Bihar, she was the daughter of Nawab of Hussainabad. Making her debut in 1952 in Sheesha (info courtesy – interview by Shishir Sharma), Kumkum went on to become a known face in the 50s-60s. A trained Kathak dancer, she etched her place in Hindi cinema as a timeless dancer. She acted as a leading lady in several films including Mr. X in Bombay, Ganga ki Lehrein and Son of India.
Her repertoire boasts of films like Mirza Ghalib, CID, Mr and Mrs 55, Ujala, Aar Paar, Kohinoor, Pyasa, Mother India, Kali Topi Lal Roomal etc. She was also the lead heroine in Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo, the first Bhojpuri film. After her marriage, Kumkum had shifted to Saudi Arabia but she had returned to India few years back.
May her soul rest in peace.

Here are some songs picturized on her –

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