Google Doodle honors Meena Kumari’s 85th Birth Anniversary

Adarsh Rout: Google Doodle honoured the legendary actress Meena Kumari on her 85th birth anniversary. A renowned Indian actress, she was commonly known as “tragedy queen” and ironically, her own life was much the same. She died an early death due her addiction to alcohol.

Meena Kumari, whose 85th birth anniversary is on Wednesday, was no less tragic than her roles in cinematic classics, spanning Baiju Bawra (1952) to Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1962) and Pakeezah (1972). In these and more, she could evoke such a lifetime of melancholy and anguish that it was difficult to believe that she was only in her 20s and 30s when she played these roles.

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