Gol Maal actor, TV producer Manju Singh passes away; fans mourn the loss

New Delhi: 

TV show producer Manju Singh passed away on April 15. She was a veteran Hindi television presenter, known for her role in the 1979 film Gol Maal. 

The news has been shared by lyricist singer and screenwriter Swanand Kirkire, who took his Twitter to handle and wrote, “Manju Singh is no more! Manju ji brought me from Delhi to Mumbai to write her show Swaraj for Doordarshan! He made many wonderful shows Ek Kahani, Show Time, etc for DD. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmaal Ki Ratna Hamari Pyaari Manju ji how can you forget your love… Goodbye!” (in Hindi). Along with the Late Manju Singh photo. 

Manju produced amazing shows Swaraj, Ek Kahani, and Show Time among others. She also worked as the anchor in the children’s show, Khel Khilone for seven years. Singh also made her appearance in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal, where she portrays the role of Ratna.

The death of the actress has left fans in shock. Many fans mourned her death and recalled her outstanding performances.

One fan wrote, “Saumya, sundar, susheel… Uss zamaane ki pyaari beti aur desired bahu ki ek shakal.. Har guruwaar ko sunaati thi.. ‘Ek Kahaani’ Eeshwar unhe apne charno mai jagah de .”

Another fan tweeted, “My condolences to you and to the family including her fans and well-wishers. I remember meeting her in the late 90s when I was a media planner at HTA on Unilever brands. She was looking for advertising support for a show she was producing. That smile!.”

“She was the cute sis in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmaal! Sad to hear of her demise. It has been a cavalcade of stars/artists leaving our planet over the last two years,” added a third fan. 

One of the social media users also shared her experience of working with Manju Singh as a child artist, “As a child artist, I got a privilege to work with Manju Aunty, I was 11 years old and my father used to produce children’s stories in audio cassettes in 85…It was my first exposure to the world and Manju aunty used to be around like a mother to all the kids. A beautiful soul .”


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