TV’s most beloved and longest playing character “Baa” of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi has bid her final goodbyes to the world. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was the flagship serial of Balaji Telefilms and has had the longest run on Indian telly. It was so well loved by the audience that ladies would rush to finish off all chores before the show started every evening and would not cater to any requests from their families that would make them mis the show even for a few minutes. During the decade that the show was on air, all characters went missing for some periods, or witnessed a change of face. It was only Baa’s character that was on air throughout the total length of the show and her face remained the same: that of theatre and TV actress Sudha Shivpuri.
As per the hit show KSBKBT, Baa’s age was estimated to be over 105 years, but in real life, Sudha Shivpuri was in her mid seventies. After suffering a stroke in 2013, Sudha was hospitalised for a couple of months and was suffering from ill health since. The news of her demise has shocked her fans. We hope she rests in peace.