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Famous celebrities of Indian cinema who bid 'alvidaa' forever in 2017
In the year 2017, many stars of Indian cinema left for their heavenly abode. The passing away of these stars left a void in the film & television industry which would be hard to fill. Take a look at the list of Bollywood stars who passed away this year:

Reema Lagoo: Veteran actress of Indian film & TV industry, who was best known for playing the role of the 'loving and caring mom' to big stars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh khan, died on May 18, at the age of 59 due to cardiac arrest. Labelled as 'Bollywood's favourite mom', for she played typical Indian mother in many blockbusters such as 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun,' 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain,' 'Deewana Mastana,' among others. She began her acting career in Marathi theatre and made her debut in movies in 1979 with the Marathi film 'Sinhasan'.

Reema Lagoo

Vinod Khanna: Due to his charming looks, magnetic personality, and phenomenal acting talent, Vinod Khanna cemented his position as one of the popular faces of Hindi cinema during the 70s and 80s. The veteran actor of Bollywood acted in numerous popular films like 'Mere Apne', 'Mera Gaon Mera Desh', 'Amar Akbar Anthony', Mere Apne, 'Insaaf,' 'The Burning Train', 'Qurbani,' and 'Dabangg'. But the actor with cult personality, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 70 and breathed his last on April 27, 2017. The handsome actor of Bollywood will always be remembered.

Vinod Khanna

Shashi Kapoor: Son of the legendary actor Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor, was one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever seen. He will always be remembered for playing memorable roles in numerous Hindi films such as 'Jab Jab Phool Khile', 'Haseena Maan Jayegi', 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa', 'Junoon', 'Kalyug,' and 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram'. In 2014, Kapoor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award of Indian cinema. Born on March 18, 1938, the veteran actor passed into eternal slumber on 4th December 2017 after a prolonged illness.

Shashi Kapoor

Inder Kumar: He acted in around 20 films in a career spanning across two decades. Kumar also shared screen space with Salman in notable films such as 'Wanted', 'Tumko Na Bhool Payenge,' and 'Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye'. His last Bollywood release was the 2011 film 'Yeh Dooriyan'. He also had a short stint on television when he starred as Mihir Virani in Ekta Kapoor's popular TV soap 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'. Kumar had hogged the limelight in 2014, after a 25-year-old woman who was an aspiring model and actress had accused him of raping her on two occasions by befriending her and promising her a role in a Salman Khan film. The actor breathed his last on 28th July 2017 after suffering a heart attack. He was just 44.

Inder Kumar

Om Puri: Born on 18th October 1950, Om Puri was an actor who proved his resilience in both mainstream commercial as well as parallel cinema. Known for films like 'Aakrosh', 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' and 'Chachi 420,' among many others, the actor appeared on the small screen as well. In 1990 and 2004, Puri was awarded with the 'Padma Shri', fourth highest civilian award of India. He died on 6th January 2017, at the age of 66. Cardiac arrest was the cause of his death.

Om Puri

Neeraj Vora: Actor-turned-filmmaker Neeraj Vora, is mostly remembered for his Hera Pheri series of films which he wrote as well as directed. In 2000, he made his directorial debut with superhit movie - 'Khiladi 420'. He was working on the third installation of 'Hera Pheri' before he went into coma in October 2016 and died due to multiple organ failure on 14th December 2017, at the age of 54.

Neeraj Vora

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