Model-actor Simar Dugal dies at 52

She died after a prolonged battle with cancer

simar via Twitter

Noted model, fashion designer and actor Simar Dugal passed away on Friday. She was 52.

Dubbed 'India’s first supermodel' Dugal, she died after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Taking to Instagram, Malaika Arora mourned her demise saying, "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."

"Rest in peace my beautiful, lovely #SimarDugal . You were the warmest, most genuine, loving soul to know. Strength and prayers to your family," wrote Lara Dutta on Twitter.

Remembering the late model, actor Rahul Dev told Times of India, "She was really warm, full of life, but also a Pakki Sardarni! She was reserved but very graceful."