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Pushpa Joshi ‘Swag Wali Dadi’ from Ajay Devgan-Starrer ‘Raid’ Passes Away at 85

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Pushpa Joshi, who marked her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Raid’ in 2018, passed away on November 26. She was probably the oldest debutante of Hindi cinema whose infectious energy and positive smile touched everyone. The 85-year-old actress suffered a fracture when she slipped at her home last week. She was then rushed to a hospital.

She had played the role of Saurabh Shukla’s mother in the action crime film and won hearts for her stellar performance as ‘swag wali dadi.’ Director of ‘Raid’, Raj Kumar Gupta shared the news of Pushpa Joshi’s demise on Twitter and wrote, “Very sad to hear about the passing away of Pushpa Joshi ji. One of the highlights of my directing career was watching you perform in RAID. You were a live wire on and off the sets. Wherever you are you will be smiling and spreading happiness Dadi ji. We will miss you. RIP.”

Casting director Shikha Pradeep wrote on his facebook page, “The oldest debutant in Hindi cinema who at the age of 85 started her acting career with the movie Raid , played so many characters with such a ease be it in films or it is in tvcs (Fevikwik dadi) where I got a chance to cast her and many other different roles that everyone fell in love with her.On 26th Nov’19 she breathed her last, we lost this shining star forever. Farewell Pushpaji, Rest in peace.”

Pushpa Joshi also won award for a Fevikwik advertisement after which people started calling her ‘the Fevikwik Dadi‘.