And she is gone too, one of the last of the IPTA (Indian Peoples Theatre Association) and PWA (Progressive Writers Assocation).
From Outlook archives:
Persistent rumours about Gabriel Garcia Marquez's failing health.had been around ever since he was treated for lymphatic cancer in the summer of 1999.
These rumours were seemingly confirmed when a "poem" titled "La Marioneta" or "The Puppet" bearing his name appeared in the Peruvian daily La Republica on May 29, 2000.
Tributes on Twitter:
She acted in only a handful of Hindi movies, but what songs! A few favourites.
Farooq Sheikh, the well-loved film actor and TV host has died of a massive heart attack, while on holiday in Dubai.