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Updated February 17th, 2024 at 19:25 IST

Babita Phogat Expresses Shock Over Dangal Actor Suhani Bhatnagar's Demise, Pens Note

Wrestler Babita Phogat has penned a note on X expressing her disbelief over Suhani Bhatnagar's untimely demise.

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Babita Phogat (L), Suhani Bhatnagar (R) | Image:X
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Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the role of young Babita Kumari Phogat in Dangal, died on February 16. Now, wrestler Babita Phogat has penned a note expressing shock over Bhatnagar's untimely demise. The young actress was 19 when she breathed her last in AIIMS.

I can't believe it: Babita Phogat on Suhani Bhatnagar's death

Babita shared two photos of the late actress on her X handle and penned a heartfelt note expressing her disbelief. She wrote in Hindi which we loosely translated to English, “It is very sad that Suhani Bhatnagar, who played my childhood role in the film Dangal, has passed away at such a young age. I can't believe it, shocked by this news!! May God give peace to the departed soul at his feet and may the entire family and fans have the courage to bear this loss in this hour of grief. Om Shanti.”

(A screengrab from the post | Image: BabitaPhogat/X)

It is very sad that…: Geeta Phogat

Babita's elder sister and wrestler Geeta also penned a note condoling Suhani's death and said that it is “very sad” that she died at such a young age. “It is very sad that Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the childhood role of my younger sister Babita Phogat in the film Dangal, has passed away at such a young age. May God give strength to the entire family in this hour of grief,” read her note.
 

(A screengrab from the post | Image: GeetaPhogat/X)

The biographical sports drama Dangal narrated the story of Geeta and Babita Phogat, who became India's first women wrestlers to appear in international competitions and win medals. It featured Aamir Khan as their father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, Sanya Malhotra as Babita, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta and Zaira Wasim as the young Geeta.

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Suhani's final rites will take place in Faridabad's Ajronda crematorium.
 

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Published February 17th, 2024 at 18:53 IST

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