Sanjay Dutt remembers mother Nargis Dutt on her death anniversary: Not a day goes by when I don’t miss you Ma
Fatima Rashid better known as Nargis Dutt was one of the greatest actresses of her time. May 3 marks the 40th death anniversary of the late legendary actress. The late actress who first appeared on the big screen at the age of 5, has been a part of several hit films. Sanjay Dutt was a young man of 22 when he lost his mother to cancer. He was very close to his mother Nargis who gave up her film career to bring up her three kids. Now, on her 40th death anniversary, son Sanjay Dutt took to his social media handle to pen a heartfelt note. The actor shared a priceless throwback photo with his mother. In this candid picture, the mother-son duo can be seen smiling as they posed together. The late actress looks beautiful as she flashed her million-dollar smile while holding little Sanju in her hands. He captioned the post as, ‘Not a day goes by when I don’t miss you Ma’. For those unaware, Nargis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent treatment for the disease at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Upon her return to India, her condition deteriorated, and she was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She went into a coma on May 2, 1981 and died the next day. At the premiere of her son’s debut film, Rocky, on May 7, 1981, one seat was kept vacant for her. Sanjay Dutt was shattered at having lost his mother just before the release of the film. However, he was not the only one to be as heartbroken with her demise. Sunil Dutt, too, suffered from depression for days after her death. Talking about her film career, Nargis made her screen debut as a child artiste in ‘Talash-E-Haq’ in 1935. Between 1940-1960, she made a superhit pair with Raj Kapoor in films like ‘Barsaat’, ‘Awara’ and ‘Aag’ and has been immortalised in the RK emblem. She was only 28 years old when she played Radha in the Academy Award-nominated ‘Mother India’ (1957). She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for ‘Mother India’.