On Smita Patil's death anniversary, son Prateik writes heartfelt note to his mom

Thirty years later, Smita Patil's son Prateik Babbar remembers her on her death anniversary, writing a heartfelt note on his Facebook page.

On Smita Patil

When a Bollywood beauty breathes her last, a whole nation is left mourning. If that beauty is Smita Patil, her memory still lingers on. 30 years later, Smita Patil is still considered one of Indian cinema’s finest actors. She appeared in films but also worked in television and theatre. She was a true star. Thirty years later, her son Prateik Babbar remembers her on her death anniversary, writing a heartfelt note on his Facebook page.


He writes, “My mother died today! 30 years ago on the 13th of December. Smita's spirit still lives on. And lives on with pride and honour and dignity! 30 years later Smita still manages to make an entire country miss her. Be proud of who she was and what she achieved. And the wonderful things she did for people. She truly was special. An Angel. God sent. Truly. She was god’s child. But then the gods got greedy and wanted to keep her for themselves. Yess They got the better of her. She always made us so proud and will continue to make us proud and continue to inspire so many. R.I.P. Smita Patil 1955-1986. I love her as much as I hate her for never being there. I'm grateful that I'm her son. A son of a great woman! A true icon! A legend! I will make her proud! And I will not rest till I do!”

Smita Patil was married to actor Raj Babbar and died on December 13, 1986, due to childbirth complications. She is still remembered for the films she’s worked in like Manthan (1977), Aakrosh (1980), Mirch Masala (1985), and many more. She died at the age of 31 and over 10 films were released even after her death.