Actor Sujata Kumar, who played the role of Sridevi’s sister in film English Vinglish, passed away on Sunday night (August 19). Sujata’s sister and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi shared the news that Sujata succumbed to cancer.

Her tweet reads: “Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an unimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at11.26 p.m. Life can never be the same again.”

Sujata was suffering from fourth stage cancer and she was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. On the Facebook handle, Suchitra shared that the actor will be cremated at Juhu Crematorium. Her post says, “We are bidding our last farewell to Sujata Kumar at Juhu Crematorium, Vile Parle West, near Pavan Hans today 20th August 2018 at 11 am.”

On Saturday (August 18), Suchitra shared an update that her sister was in the ICU fighting for her life. She said, “It feels like somebody’s plunged a hard cold knife into my heart & ripped the ground from under my feet as I sit outside ICU & pray for my big sis my mother my best friend my darling Sujata Kumar as she battles for her life inside Pls join me & my family in r prayers for her.”

Sujata worked in TV shows like Hotel Kingston and Bombay Talking. She had also appeared in the Anil Kapoor’s popular serial 24 as Meghna Singhania. And apart from English Vinglish, she has worked in films like Raanjhanaa, Salaam-E-Ishq and Gori Tere Pyar Mein.