Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Shakila passed away at an age of 82 on Wednesday evening after a heart attack.
The actress, who has featured in films including Aar Paar and CID, is remembered for her songs Baar Baar Dekho and Babuji Dheere Chalna.
Her nephew Nasirr Khan shared the sad news on Facebook, saying: “With a heavy heart I have 2 inform u all dat my maternal aunt (my moms older sister) Shakila Aunty has passed away. She was a star in her own right in the 50’s n 60’s. Babuji dheere chalna, pyaar mein zara samhalna…Please keep her in ur prayers. May Allah grant her Jannat. Aameen.”
Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman also gave her condolence over Twitter and wrote, “Distressing to hear the demise of Shakila ji. Sad.”
Some of Shakila’s other works include Duniya, Dastan, Shehenshah, Lal Pari, Hatim Tai and China Town.