Former actress Nimmi passed away at her residence in the city on Wednesday evening. She was 88 years old and had been sick for some time. Your last rights will take place on Thursday afternoon.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was one of the first to express his condolences. “You may win your heart’s desire, but in the end you will be cheated by death. Goodbye Nimmiji, ”Bhatt wrote on Twitter.
Even Rishi Kapoor visited his Twitter page and wrote, “RIP. Many thanks to Nimmi Aunt for all the blessings and love for Bobby at its premiere. They were part of the RK family. Barsaat was your first film. Allha aapko Jannat naseeb kare. Ameen. “
“You can win your heart’s desire, but in the end you will be cheated by death.” Goodbye Nimmiji 🙏. Yesterday’s deaf-eyed actress, Nimmi, died at the age of 88 https://t.co/fRoQWlbuKI
– Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 25, 2020
REST IN PEACE. Many thanks to Nimmi Aunt for all the blessings and love for Bobby at its premiere. They 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
Her death has been confirmed on social media by trade analyst Komal Nahta. “The former actress Nimmi ji passed away. She was 88 years old. May her soul rest in peace, ”Nahta tweeted.
Nimmi, whose name was Nawab Banoo, made her Bollywood debut in Raj Kapoor’s 1949 release “Barsaat”, which was Kapoor’s first big hit. The film played with Nargis.
In fact, she was given the stage name Nimmi von Kapoor.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the actress worked in films with most of the top actors, especially the Bollywood triumvirate of the time – Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. One of her earliest releases was Fali Mistry’s “Sazaa” with Dev Anand in 1951. In the same year she worked with Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar in Nitin Bose’s “Deedar”.
She would work with Dilip Kumar again in films like Mehboob Khan’s ambitious “Aan” and Amiya Chakravarty’s “Daag” next year. When she was reunited with Dev Anand in 1952 in Chetan Anand’s publication “Aandhiyan”, Nimmi was already a popular Bollywood name.
Her other notable films include “Uran Khatola (1955) with Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar-Kishore Kumar star” Bhai-Bhai (1956) “, Sohrab Modis” Kundan “(1955) and Rajendra Kumar star” Mere Mehboob “(1963)) and” Akashdeep “(1965).
Her memorable works include Mehboob Khan’s “Amar” (1954) with Dilip Kumar and Madhubala and Raja Nawathe’s “Basant Bahar” (1956) with Bharat Bhushan.
Nimmi’s last release was K. Asif’s belated “Love and God,” a retelling of the Laila Majnu story. Asif started the project in 1963 and the film was released long after his death in 1986 after several changes in the cast and crew. The released film starred Sanjeev Kumar and Nimmi.
Nimmi was born on February 18, 1933 in Agra as Nawab Banoo of a Muslim courtesan named Wahidan. Her father was a military entrepreneur, Abdul Hakim. When she was only 11, her mother died and Nimmi went to Abbottabad to live with her maternal grandmother. After the division in 1947 when Abbotabad went to Pakistan, Nimmi’s grandmother moved to Mumbai to live in India. This is where Nimmi’s Bollywood connection came into play because her grandmother’s other daughter, Jyoti, was a former actress and Jyoti’s husband GM Durrani was a well-known playback singer and composer.
In 1965, Nimmi married the screenwriter Ali Raza, who was associated with Mehboob Stud. According to reports, the popular comic actor of the time, Mukri, and Nimmi’s hairdresser had played matchmaker. The couple were married until Raza’s death in 2007.
In the recent past, Nimmi had breathing problems and had been in and outside the hospital.
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