Another legend bids adieus to the world of mortals to become one with the Immortal Almighty and as all the fans, friends and family are grieving for the loss, imagine the spirit of firebrand Zohra Sehgal taking in all this drama in her stride and wondering what the fuss is all about. “I came to this world for a designated period of time and now when that time is over I am leaving this world for another one.” Well she was a candid person never missing an opportunity to amuse those around her.
Born as Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan on 27 April 1912 into a traditional Muslim family in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, to Mumtazullah Khan and Natiqua Begum, this fire-brand actress belonged to a Rohilla Pathan family of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. Third in the row of seven children – Zakullah, Hajrah, Ikramullah, Uzra (Uzra Butt), Anna and Sabira – and grew up in Chakrata, now in Uttarakhand (near Dehradun), Zohra was a tomboy fond of climbing trees and playing games. Zohra lost vision in her left eye as she contracted glaucoma at the age of one year; she was referred to a hospital in Birmingham where she was treated at a cost of £300.
Today (10th July 2014), two years post her centurion birthday she bids adieus to us and left for heavenly abode. May her soul Rest in Peace. But then as is rightly said legends never die they live forever in our memories so shall you (Ms Sehgal) be alive always and forever in our loving hearts and memories.