Deshpande, who had acted in numerous Marathi and Hindi films, died at her Mumbai residence yesterday after a prolonged illness, family sources said. She was 79.
Paying tribute to the late actor, Mangeshkar, wrote, “Sulabha Deshpande ji, a very good actor, is not among us anymore. I am deeply saddened. Her father Vasant Kamerkar ji managed the Marathi music department of HMV. He recorded many of my songs. We were like family,” the 86-year-old singer posted on Twitter.
Rishi said, “RIP. Sulabha Deshpande. Worked with both her and her late husband Arvind Deshpande in the film Duniya.”
“Sad to know about the demise of Sulabha Deshpandeji. What a lovely, warm person and wonderful actor!” Madhuri tweeted.
Anil posted, “#SulabhaDeshpande had that rare ability to express volumes with just a meaningful look...a great & deep loss for theatre & films! #RIP.”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarakar said, “Sad to hear about Sulabha Deshpande. Will always be remembered for her immense Contribution to Marathi theatre & Hindi Cinema. #RIP.”