Vijay Anand, also known as Goldie Anand’s wife, Sushma Anand, died today. She had been ill for some time due to her old age. Her son, Vaibhav Vijay Anand, who was present at the time of her death, survives her.
“Sushma was sitting normally on a chair, but all of a sudden she sat down on the floor. Vaibhav and their house help came running, put her on her bed, and tried to talk to her, but she didn’t respond. The family doctor arrived and declared her dead. As routine to seek a death certificate, her body was taken in an ambulance to Holy Family Hospital, where she was declared dead. The cause of death is cardiac arrest,” informs Kukko Shivpuri, manager of Ketnav Studious.
Her final rights will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. for the Santacruz Crematorium, which is located near the Santacruz (West) Police Station.
Vijay Anand, better known as Goldie Anand, was a prominent filmmaker. His contributions to Hindi cinema in films such as Teesri Manzil (1966), Jewel Thief (1967), Kala Bazaar (1960), Tere Mere Sapne (1971), and many others, including the masterpiece Guide (1965), are greatly appreciated. Vijay died of a heart attack on February 23, 2004, at the age of 70.
During the filming of Ram Balram in 1978, Vijay Anand married Sushma Kohli.