Bollywood veteran NADIRA has died in an Indian hospital following a stroke. She was 73.

The SHREE 420 star was admitted to Bhatia hospital in Mumbai (Bombay) early last month (02JAN06) after suffering a paralytic stroke.

After health complications, Nadira fell into a coma and died earlier today (09FEB06).

Nadira's film career spanned over five decades and her latest big screen performance was playing MRS LOUISE in JOSH.