ShivaniLAST UPDATED: Nov. 22, 2020, 1:44 p.m.
New Delhi: Veteran actress Leena Acharya passed away in Delhi on Saturday due to kidney failure.
“The actress was suffering from kidney ailment for past one and half years. Her mother donated her kidney a while back, but she didn’t survive,” her Seth Ji co-star Worship Khanna told Times of India.
He added, “I knew she had health issues in 2015. She was surviving on one kidney and working. She had suffered many health ailments in between and in past four months her health had deteriorated a lot. She was an experienced actor and I will remember her forever.”
Leena Acharya is known for her work in Rani Mukerji starrer Hichki and TV serials such as Seth Ji, Aap Ke Aa Jane Se, Meri Hanikarak Biwi and Class of 2020 among others.
Numerous of her co-stars took and friends from the industry took to social media to pay condolences to her.
Her class of 2020 co-star Rohan Mehra, who played the lead role in the show, also mourned her death. He took to Instagram stories and shared a candid picture and wrote: He shared a candid picture with her and wrote, “Rest in peace @leena_acharya20 ma’am. Last year this time we were shooting for Class of 2020. Will miss you.”
Praying for the lost soul, screenwriter and actor Abhishek Gautam posted in Hindi on Facebook: "My good friend and a great artiste Leena Acharya, who would always stand up for others, bid goodbye to this world and I lost a good friend. You will always be missed my friend."