Veteran actress Nafisa Ali diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer, shares news on social media post

FP Staff

November 18, 2018 16:04:13 IST

Veteran film and theatre actor Nafisa Ali revealed she has been recently diagnosed with stage three cancer.

She made the revelation Saturday via Instagram on which she shared a picture of her with good friend and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who paid her a visit post the diagnosis. "Just met my precious friend who wished me luck and to get well from my just diagnosed stage 3 cancer," Ali, 61, captioned the photograph.


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Just met my precious friend who wished me luck & to get well from my just diagnosed stage 3 cancer .

A post shared by nafisa ali sodhi (@nafisaalisodhi) on

She also shared a photograph with her children and grandchildren along with a moving caption.

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday my darling Pia and my children are my reason to get better through my cancer struggle and overcome . It’s just going to take its own course with Peritoneal & Ovarian cancer . A post shared by nafisa ali sodhi (@nafisaalisodhi) on

Born in West Bengal, Nafisa made her acting debut in 1979 with Shashi Kapoor's Junoon. Her other acting credits include Major Saab, Life In a Metro, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

Ali is currently a member of the Congress party. She contested in 2009 elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket. She is married to Arjuna Award winning sports personality Colonel R S Sodhi and has three children.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Nov 18, 2018 16:04 PM