On Nargis Dutt’s birthday, her son and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late artist. Sanjay shared a few throwback photos of the Dutt family, simply writing, “There’s no one else like you. Happy Birthday Ma.”
The post received likes from Dutt’s peers in the industry such as Abhishek Bachchan, even when Dutt’s own daughter from his first marriage to Richa Sharma, Trishala Dutt, posted several heart emojis.
In the photo, Sanjay, Priya and Namrata Dutt are sitting next to their mother, while in another photo, Nargis was holding a very young Sanjay in her arms while Sunil was on the phone. In the last image, Sunil and Nargis Dutt can be seen wearing cute birthday hats while smiling for the camera.
Nargis Dutt was a National Award-winning film actor who largely appeared in the films of the 1960s. She is best known for her role in the critically acclaimed film Mother India. Nargis married Sunil Dutt in 1958. The couple had three children together: Sanjay, Priya and Namrata Dutt. Nargis died of pancreatic cancer in 1981, just three days before her son Sanjay would make his Bollywood debut with the coming-of-age drama Rocky.
Sanjay Dutt, on the other hand, has recently recovered from cancer and is now back in action, awaiting releases of at least three films – the Kannada actor KGF: Chapter 2 where he will play a dark role, the Yash Raj Film Shamshera along with Ranbir Kapoor and the epic historical drama Prithviraj.