Veteran Punjabi actor Daljeet Kaur passed away on Thursday after suffering from a prolonged illness. The actor passed away at her residence in Punjab’s Ludhiana district Sudhar. She was 69.
According to the reports, the actor had been diagnosed with a neurological condition. She shifted to Ludhiana from Mumbai around 12 years ago. The late actor’s cousin, Harinder Singh, the Kee Banu Duniya Da actor, had been suffering from brain tumour for the past three years and had been in a deep coma for the last one year.
Expressing condolences, Neeru Bajwa shared Daljeet’s photo on Instagram and wrote rip Daljeet Kaur Ji.. you were an inspiration… very sad news. Am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with you legend in Heer Ranjha.
Many other celebrities also mourned the demise of the actor. Singer Mika Singh took to Twitter and wrote The beautiful Actress, Legend of Punjab #Daljeetkaur has sadly left us with her beautiful memories. May god bless her soul and she rest in eternal peace.
Actor Satish Shah, who was Daljeet Kaur’s batchmate at the Film and Television Institute of India, also paid tribute to the actor. He tweeted A dear friend and batchmate Daljeet Kaur the Punjabi lead girl of yesteryears passed away on the 17th of this month. May her soul find eternal peace. FTII 1976 batch.
The actor appeared in more than 70 Punjabi films and 10 Bollywood films. The actor co-starred in the Bollywood film Ek Aur Ek Gyarah with veteran actor Shashi Kapoor.
Daljeet Kaur, known as the Punjabi film industry’s Hema Malini, appeared in films such as Mamla Garbar Hai, Daaj, Putt Jattan De, Roop Shaqinan Da, Giddha, Ishaq Nimana, Patola, Laajo, Batwara, Vairee Jatt, and Jagga Daku, among others.
But following the terrible death of her actor husband Harminder Singh Deol in a road accident, Daljeet gave up acting.