Legendary Smita Patil is regarded as one of the finest actors in Marathi and Hindi cinema. In a career spanning a decade, Smita acted in over 80 films.

Smita Patil was married to actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, and passed away in 1986 at the age of 31 due to some complications, barely two weeks after giving birth to son Prateik Babbar.

On Thursday morning, remembering his wife on her 32nd death anniversary, Raj Babbar shared a heart warming post with a photograph of the actress. He wrote, “Nature gave you such a short span, yet you lived such a fulfilling life. Your journey may have finished but the memories get enriched every single day. Remembering, Smita. It’s been 32 years that you left for another world this day. To absorb this, is still difficult.”

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Here is the post.

On the other hand, actor and son Prateik Babbar also shared a black-and-white photograph of her mother and wrote: “32 years since she left us.. my heart skips a beat every time I think of her.. my heart is restless.. yet perfectly content.. my veins feel heavy.. I can feel my blood.. it feels so warm.. she takes me in.. she takes my breath.. she is my breath.. she is my air.. she is my soul.. she is me. Rest in power, my beautiful.”

Here is Prateik  Babbar’s post.

Smita and Raj starred together in films like Waaris, Akarshan, Awaam, Mirch Masala, Insaniyat Ke Dushman and Dahleej among others. During her career, she received two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.