Noted Theatre & Film Actress Shaukat Kaifi Passes On...

November 25, 2019 2:57:11 PM IST
MTG editorial

Shaukat Kaifi (also known as Shaukat Azmi), passed away on 22nd November 2019. The cause of her death is said to be cardiac arrest. She was 91 years old.

Better known perhaps because of her famous husband Kaifi Azmi and actress- daughter Shabana Azmi, Shaukat Kaifi was very much her own person, no doubt. She had acted in several plays and films, and was notably associated with IPTA, Prithviraj Kapoor's theatre productions and with the Progressive Writers Association.

Her memoir Yaad Ki Rehguzaar (translated into English as KAIFI & I: A memoir) has been staged by daughter Shabana Azmi and son-in-law Javed Akhtar. It is revealing of a woman whose streak of rebellion and idealism shaped her life and destiny and the fervour of which she passed on to her children and to those who came to know her. She is also survived by her cinematographer-son Baba Azmi.

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