It is the 30th death anniversary of Bollywood’s most talented and beautiful actress Smita Patil today, and there is no denying that she was one of the finest actresses we have in the film industry. She mostly acted in off-beat films and portrayed strong characters, giving more importance to women issues. Her most notable roles include those in Manthan, Bhumika, Aakrosh and Chakra.
Smita Patil was married to actor-politician Raj Babbar and died at the age of 31 due to childbirth complications after giving birth to son Prateik.
Prateik, who is also a Bollywood actor just like his mother and father, has always been vocal about how much his mother means to him and that he loves her the most. While talking to Mumbai Mirror, the actor said:
The last five years were the worst years of my life. I took everything for granted. I was neither doing well professionally, nor was I satisfied emotionally. Then, one day, a switch inside me flipped and I gave it all up. I don’t think I could have done it without my mom, whom I think about the moment I wake up in the morning, till I go to bed at night. Even in my dreams, I am fighting with her, hating her, loving her and wanting to make her proud
And on his mother’s death anniversary, Prateik shared a beautiful picture of Smita Patil and penned a heartfelt letter remembering her.
The actor said that he will try to make to make her proud till his last breath and wrote:
My mother died today! 30 years ago on the 13th of December… Smita’s spirit still 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. But then the Gods got greedy and wanted to keep her for themselves. Yes, 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,” Prateik said. “A son of a great woman! A true icon! A legend! I will make her proud! And I will not rest till I do!