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Google pays tribute to late Zohra Sehgal

Remembering Zohra Sehgal, the search engine displayed a sketch of the actor in a classical dance pose

Published: 29th September 2020

Google has dedicated a doodle to celebrate the late actor Zohra Sehgal, popularly known as the doyenne of Indian theatre.

On September 29, 1946, the Chetan Anand classic Neecha Nagar had released at the Cannes Film Festival. Chetan's hard-hitting social drama, featuring Zohra in the cast, went on to become the first Indian film to gain recognition at Cannes, sharing the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (Best Film) award with 10 other films that had been entered at the festival.

Remembering Zohra Sehgal, the search engine has displayed a sketch of the actor in a classical dance pose on Tuesday.

Born as Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan on April 27, 1912, in Saharanpur in then United Provinces, Zohra Sehgal was one of seven children of Mumtazullah Khan and Natiqua Begum. She entertained audiences for almost seven decades on screens big and small, and was also a professional dancer. Her tryst with dance began when she joined Uday Shankar in 1935. She would subsequently also teach dance in Almora, where she met dancer Kameshwar Sehgal and married him.

Zohra Sehgal worked with actors of almost all generations on stage and in films, including Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.

She passed away at the age of 102 on July 10, 2014.

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