Published On: Fri, Jul 8th, 2016

DIVYA BHARTI: A Complete Account Of Her Tragic Death



Divya Bharti was a rising star of Indian cinema when she was launched in the Telugu film, ‘Bobbili Raja’ in the 90s, at the tender age of 16. She won a million hearts with her acting in the commercially successful film ‘Deewana’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Unfortunately, her acting career did not last long as she died a tragic death in the year 1993.

While conspiracy theories continue to float around her death even after over two decades, here’s an account of the fateful night…

 A few hours before her death, Divya was happy to have found a flat in Bandra and was describing it to her brother Kunal, whom she was very close to. Soon after the chat, Kunal left for some work. Around 10 pm, she met Neeta Lulla and her husband Dr Shyam Lulla who had come to see her at her Versova residence. The trio was apparently watching TV while chatting over drinks. Divya’s maid Amrita, who was also in the living room, went inside the kitchen to get some munchies. The two of them were in conversation, when Divya moved towards a window which did not have a grill attached to it.

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology