30 years back on 13 December, 1986, the iconic legendary Indian actress Smita Patil passed away. Hardly two weeks into giving birth to her first child Prateik Babbar with actor Raj Babbar, Smita faced severe childbirth complications due to which she died at a young age of 31. In a short career span lasting for a decade, Smita had made an extra-ordinary mark for herself in Hindi film industry. A winner of Padma Shri, two National awards and one Fimfare awards, she has come to become an identity of Indian film industry.
On her death anniversary, Prateik Babbar, her son, published a heartbreaking post on Facebook to share his pride and love for his mother.
💔 My mother died Today! 30 years ago on the 13th of December.. Smita’s spirit still lives on.. And lives on with pride and honour and dignity! 30’years later Smita still manages to make an entire country miss her.. be proud of who she was and what she achieved.. and the wonderful things she did for people.. She truly was special.. An Angel.. God sent.. Truly.. She was gods child.. But then the gods got greedy and wanted to keep her for themselves.. Yess They got the better of her.. She always made us so proud and will continue to make us proud and continue to inspire so many.. R.I.P. Smita Patil 1955-1986.. I love her.. as much as I hate her for never being there.. I’m grateful that I’m her son.. A son of a great woman! A true icon! A legend!.. I will make her proud! And I will not rest till I do! ❤️