After a protracted illness, veteran actress Uttara Baokar passed away on Tuesday at the age of 79 in a hospital in Pune. Her last rites were performed on Wednesday morning, according to sources.
The actress Uttara Baokar, who received her training at the National School of Drama (NSD), has portrayed a number of characters, including Padmavati in the play Mukyhamantri, Mena in the film Mena Gurjari, Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello, and the mother in playwright Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq. Baokar also received the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mrinal Sen’s Ek Din Achanak. She also received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1984. She also got accolades for her roles in Rukmavati Ki Haveli and Tamas by Govind Nihalani.
A number of celebrities expressed their sorrow at her passing on social media. “Death of Uttara Baokar Ji is an irreparable loss to Indian Film Industry,” actor Manoj Joshi tweeted. deeply distressed by her passing. OMG Shanti.
A great actress, the actress Neena Kulkarni wrote on Twitter. In real life, Uttara Tai was a sensitive and reserved individual who embodied dignity and humility. My life has been improved by the time I spent with her while the movies Shevri and Uttarayan were being made.
Director Sunil Sukthankar, who worked with her on several movies, characterized her as a disciplined performer. She used to work on sets with a no-nonsense attitude, according to him. She played a range of female characters in our films, and she was one disciplined performer, he said, according to PTI. There used to be a no-nonsense approach on the sets.