BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Nimmi passed away in a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. She was 88-years-old and suffering from age-related ailments for some time. The last rites of the actress, who appeared in films such as Bhai-Bhai (1956), Kundan (1955), Mere Mehboob (1963), Pooja Ke Phool (1964), Akashdeep (1965), and Basant Bahar (1956), will be performed on Thursday afternoon. Born as Nawab Banoo, her screen name ‘Nimmi’ was given by Raj Kapoor. Nimmi, who has worked with Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Ashok Kumar was married to writer Ali Raza, who passed away in 2007.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt took to Twitter to express his condolences. He wrote, “‘“ You may win your hearts desire, but in the end you are cheated of it by death.” Goodbye Nimmiji.”
Actor Rishi Kapoor remembered the yesteryear actress for all her love and blessing during the release of Bobby. He also said how she was always a part of the Raj Kapoor family. “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. Allah aapko jannat naseeb kare. Amen,” he 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. pic.twitter.com/nsTGhpCpac
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 25, 2020