Model- Designer Simar Dugal Passes Away; Celebs Mourn Her Loss
Designer Simar Dugal Passes Away; Malaika Arora, Shweta Bachchan and others mourn her loss
Fashion designer and model Simar Duggal passed away in the early hours of Wednesday leaving the fashion world in shock. The Diva who broke stereotype by walking the ramp after marriage had fought a long battle with cancer. Dugal was 52 years old and was at her mother’s residence where she breathed her last.
Simar Dugal’s demise was mourned by her Bollywood friends like Malaika Arora, Shweta Bachchan, Manish Malhotra, Sophie Choudry, Amrita Arora, Vikram Phadnis, Bhavana Pandey and many more.
Malaika Arora wrote, ” My eyes well up n I can’t stop the tears …. my beautiful friend,my angel,my strongest,my most compassionate sim @simardugalofficial … love u n miss u so so much …. rest in peace my friend 🙏(sic)”
Lara Dutta tweeted,
Rest in peace my beautiful, lovely #SimarDugal . You were the warmest, most genuine, loving soul to know. Strength and prayers to your family. 🙏🙏🙏
— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) August 12, 2020
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With a heavy heart today we got the news that Simar Duggal is no more. She passed away last night at 2.30 at her mother Rita Sawhneys home , at a very young age of 52 years. I have known the family for a long time,from my childhood in Amritsar where they lived. Initially they were conservative and wary of her desire to become a model. Her first assignment was a rather naive shoot at our show room, when she was in her teens.Subsequently Simar moved on to become one of the most known faces on the indian ramp and was a muse for many design houses. She was special to me, and modelled for my book “The Costumes and Textiles of Royal India”, —in picture, as well as for a dozen or more Tree of Life shows that we did, telling the story of indian crafts. We all travelled all over the world and she was particularly interested in history and content. On the ramp, she brought to the table a grace, attitude and intelligence, as well as beauty which was all her own and rare in the world of fashion. Her body language told a story which conveyed much more than the clothes she wore. She was highly intelligent, a wonderful human being and a friend as we shared a love for textiles. She fought a very difficult battle, for several years now, with cancer, and survived the years she lived ,with a brave face which was exemplary. For me her passing away , seems as if an era of fashion in india has also gone, perhaps not ever to come back again in quite the same way.I have also lost a friend , and a muse. She will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to her family, who have been pillars of strength through her tough journey to the end. – Ritu Kumar
To an outsider in the fashion world as a compere there was always your reassuring smile and sweetness. One of the people who made me feel comfortable in my highly unfashionable clothes in my early RJ days. Always warm, always positive. RIP#SimarDugal https://t.co/IEwff204rQ
— Roshan Abbas (@roshanabbas) August 12, 2020
May Her Soul Rest In Peace.