Devika Rani

Devika Rani's Death

Born (Birthday) March 30, 1908

Death Date March 9, 1994

Age of Death 85 years

Cause of Death Acute Bronchitis

Place of Death Bengaluru, India

Place of Burial Durgabai Kamat

Profession Movie Actress

The movie actress Devika Rani died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Early Indian film star who appeared 1936’s Achhut Kanya and the won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

She won scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The 4-minute kissing scene between her and her husband Himanshu Rai in the 1933 film, Karma, became the longest kissing scene in the history of film.

How did Devika Rani die?

She died of bronchitis on 9 March 1994—a year after Roerich died—in Bangalore. At her funeral, Devika Rani was given full state honors. Following her death, the estate was on litigation for many years as the couple had no legal claimants; Devika Rani remained childless throughout her life.