Ashalata Wabgaonkar was in Satara to film a Marathi TV series, Aai Kalubai. She, along with about 20 members of the television series team, reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 there. The last rites of Ashalata Wabgaonkar will reportedly be performed in Satara.
Already, several celebrities have spoken in tribute to the actress, mourning her loss, actor Renuka Shahane wrote in Marathi on Twitter: “Ashalata Tai merged with infinity. Extremely kind, loving, sensitive, great artist. Peace be to the soul of Ashalata Tai, who has always blessed me by saying 'Baby'. "
Former CM from Goa Digambar Kamat also conveyed his condolences, writing: “Deeply grieved at the passing of acclaimed Goan artist Ashalata Wabgaonkar. His splendid performances in theater and cinema will continue to inspire generations to come. "
Actor Ajinkkya R Deo, who worked alongside Wabgaonkar in the 1991 film Maherchi Sadi, took to Twitter to express his grief: "Goshhh Ashalata wabgaonkar, who played my mother in the film Maherchi sadi and many more, I can't believe rest in peace ..."
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Ashalata was a popular face on television, film, and the theater scene in India. She began her acting career with the theater, mainly in Marathi and Konkani plays. She had acted in over a hundred films in Hindi and Marathi.
Wabgaonkar was a revered face in the Indian film industry, with over 100 films in Marathi and Hindi to his credit. Hailing from Goa, she began her stage career with works by Konkani and Marathi. Some of her most notable works on stage have been Matsyagandha, Chinna, and Varyavarchi Varaat.