Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar passes away aged 79, a week after contracting coronavirus

Ashalata Wabgaonkar was undergoing treatment at the private hospital in Maharashtra since 17 September.

FP Staff September 22, 2020 11:49:41 IST
Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar passes away aged 79, a week after contracting coronavirus

Marathi actress Ashalata. Image from Twitter

Veteran Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar died at a hospital in Satara following a brief illness early Tuesday morning, hospital authorities said. She was 79.

The actress was undergoing treatment at the private hospital in Maharashtra since 17 September. "Her condition worsened on Monday evening and she was put on ventilator support. She breathed her last today morning," a senior doctor from the hospital said.

The actress was in Satara for a shooting. As per a Pune Mirror report, Ashalata had tested positive for coronavirus a week ago during her shooting schedule for the mythological show Aai Mazi Kalubai. The report adds that around 20 to 22 crew members had also contracted the virus and were advised home quarantine. The actress was the only member to have become critical.

She has acted in several Marathi and Hindi films, and Marathi plays in her career.

Her colleagues and well-wishers extended their condolences on social media.

Here are the tweets

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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