She had also acted with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and Prithviraj Kapoor's Prithvi Theatre for 14 years. She won a number of awards and it was India's civilian awards such as the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, which explains her position in Indian cinema. She had been also presented with the highest award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement by India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.
After the news of her death began to multiply over Twitter, tweets from Bollywood personalities started to pour in, remembering the legendary actress, offering condolences.
Some tweets read:
T 1541 - Zohra Sehgal ... she epitomised life, living and its zest .. a spirit that could shame a teenager, and a smile that lit up..the DOS? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 10, 2014
RIP Zohra Sehgal.....what a life....it's that moment when you truly celebrate the end of such a legendary and glorious era....? Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 10, 2014
102 n a legacy that will always be a part of Indian cinema.It was an honour to know #ZohraSehgal and to b a part of films while she was.RIP? PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 10, 2014