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Screen 'mother' Nirupa Roy passes away

October 14, 2004 11:06 IST

Nirupa Roy

Actress Nirupa Roy passed away on Wednesday night following a cardiac arrest, film industry sources said on Thursday. She was 73.

Bestknown as the mother of Hindi movie heroes in the 1970s, she acted in over 200 films in a career spanning over five decades.

Her films with superstar Amitabh Bachchan -- Deewar, Mard, Khoon Pasina, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Amar Akbar Anthony -- were among the more well-known ones. She last appeared in Lal Badshah (1999), where she played Bachchan's foster mother.

Photograph: Pradeep Bane

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