On her 32nd death anniversary, legendary Bollywood actress Smita Patil was fondly remembered by her husband Raj Babbar and her only son Prateik Babbar. She died a few week backs she gave birth to Prateik when she was just 31-years old. Raj Babbar remembered his wife with an old picture and tweeted, “Nature gave you such a short span, yet you lived such a fulfilling life. Your journey may have finished but the memories get enriched every single day. Remembering, Smita. It’s been 32 years that you left for another world this day. To absorb this is still difficult.”
Mr. Babbar fell in love with Smita Patel when he was married to Nadira Zaheer. Later, both fell in love for each other and married but did not divorce Nadira. However, after her death in 1983, he returned to stay with Nadira and their two children- Arya and Juhi- both are an actress.
Here’s what Rak Babbar said:
Prateik Babbar for his mother, late Smita Patel wrote, “32 years since she left us.. my heart skips a beat every time I think of her.. my heart is restless.. yet perfectly content.. my veins feel heavy.. I can feel my blood.. it feels so warm.. she takes me in.. she takes my breath.. she is my breath.. she is my air.. she is my soul.. she is me. Rest in power, my beautiful.” Prateik was brought up by his maternal grandparents.”
She is best remembered for her outstanding contribution to some of the brilliant movies of the early 80s. Smita Patel cast in films like Chakra, Bhumika and won National Awards for Namak Halaal, Bazaar, Chakra, Mandi, and Arth are some of her masterpieces.