Famous Celebrities & Politicians Who Died Due To Cancer

Aadesh Shrivastava

Aadesh Srivastava (4 September 1964 – 5 September 2015) was a music composer and singer of Indian music. Over the course of his career, he had composed music for over 100 Hindi films. Just a day after he turned 51, Aadesh was diagnosed with Cancer 5 years back, after prolonged medication his condition did improve, but unfortunately for him, the disease relapsed and caused his death.



Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name "Nargis", was an Indian film actress. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema, she made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, but her acting career began in 1942 with Tamanna (1942). During a career that spanned from the 1940s to the 1960s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films.
Nargis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent treatment for the disease at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York.[18] Upon her return to India, her condition deteriorated, and she was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She went into a coma on 2 May 1981 and died the next day.


Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Sadashiv Dattaray Amrapurkar (11 May 1950 – 3 November 2014) was an Indian actor, best known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the period 1983 to 1999. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 1991 for Sadak — the first time the award was instituted. In addition to negative roles, he has done supporting roles and, more recently comic roles. Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, known for his character roles in the 1980s and 90s, He died of lung cancer on 3 November 2014 Sunday-Monday midnight at 2:45 am with interstitial lung disease or sort of lung cancer at the Kolkilaben Dhurubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai, at aged of 64.


Sadhana Shivdasani

Sadhana Shivdasani (2 September 1941[1] – 25 December 2015), better known mononymously as Sadhana, was an Indian actress who was one of the top actresses in the 1960s and the early-1970s, a period regarded as Bollywood's "golden era". Shivdasani appeared in a Sindhi language film Abaana and entered Hindi film industry through 1960's romantic film Love in Simla. Her fringe haircut became popular during the 1960s and came to be known as "Sadhana cut".
The star of such 1960s and ’70s hits as “Hum Dono,” “Parakh,” “Waqt” and “Arzoo” retired from film after being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, which caused a disorder in her eyes for which she had undergone an emergency surgery due to a bleeding oral lesion in December 2014 at the K J Somaiya Medical College. Sadhana died on 25 December 2015 in Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai after being hospitalised with high fever.Although the illness she briefly suffered from was officially undisclosed, a family friend confirmed Sadhana had cancer.


Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna was born Jatin Khanna on 29 December, 1942. He made his debut with ‘Aakhri Khat’ in 1966 and received several prestigious awards. Khanna was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996. He died at his home in Mumbai on July 18, 2012 after battling cancer for a long time. He was 69. Khanna has been posthumously awarded the Padma Bhushan and officially bestowed with the title ‘The First Superstar of Indian Cinema’ at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.


Nazia Hassan

Although Nazia Hassan was a Pakistani pop singer, she made her singing debut with the song “Aap Jaisa Koi”, from the Indian film ‘Qurbani’ making her an instant hit. Her debut album, Disco Deewane (1981), broke sales records in Pakistan and India. In 1981, Hassan won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback. She died on August 13, 2000 in London of lung cancer at the age of 35. She was admitted to North Finchley Hospice three days earlier when her condition deteriorated. She showed signs of mild recovery, but started coughing heavily at around 9:15am that day. She died within minutes.



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