Veteran actress Nimmi passed away due to heart attack at 6 PM on Wednesday according to an Amar Ujala report. Nimmi was admitted in Mumbai’s Sarla Nursing Home for a few days as she was unwell. Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt and others took to their social media handles to condole her death.
She was the wife of writer Ali Raza, who died in 2007. The magazine added that Nimmi’s last rites will take place Thursday afternoon.
Saddened by Nimmi’s passing, Rishi Kapoor tweeted, “RIP. Thank you Nimmi aunty for all the blessings and love for Bobby on its premiere release. You were part of the RK family. Barsaat was your first film. Allha aapko Jannat naseeb kare. Ameen,” (sic). Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt tweeted, “You may win your hearts desire, but in the end you are cheated of it by death. Goodbye Nimmiji Folded hands . Yesteryear’s dove-eyed actress Nimmi passes away at 88,” (sic). RJ Tabbassum wrote on Twitter, “Abhi pata chala hai humari pyari Nimmi apa is duniya se chale gayin hain #rip #nimmi apa meri purani aur suhani yaaden,” (sic). Nimmi was 88 at the time of her death. She was famously known as Raj Kapoor’s first discovery. Nimmi had acted in films like Mere Mehboob, Basant Bahar, Aan Udan Khatola, Barsaat, Love And God and so on.