When it comes to glamorous divas in Bollywood, one name that always finds it place topping the list is Parveen Babi. She was indeed very beautiful and charming but her controversial personal life was disturbing and not many things are known about her.
Parveen Babi died a tragic death as it was said to be a suicide. But, some reports suggested that she died due to gangrene of the the foot, due to complications from diabetes. The cops suspected that she would have passed away 72 hours before. Babi was buried on January 23, 2005 in Santacruz next to her mother’s tomb. She was just 55 years when she died.
Parveen Babi stayed unmarried throughout her life though she was involved in close relationships with married men. Her relationships with director Mahesh Bhatt and actors Kabir Bedi and Danny Denzongpa were highly publicized.
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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who shared a love affair with the actress in the past was smitten by her completely and he made a semi-autobiographical film ‘Arth’ in 1982 about his extra-marital relation with the actress. In 2006, he produced the movie ‘Woh Lamhe’ that was also based closely on their love story.
Parveen Babi was born as Parveen Wali Mohammad Khan Babi to Gujarati Muslim family on April 4, 1949, in the Junagadh district. She got her school education in Aurangabad and went to St. Xavier’s College in Ahmedabad to accomplish her graduation.