Last year (2016), today (August 10), had been terrible for Indian television as the much-loved actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who is best known for her character Anandi in Balika Vadhu and also entertained her fans with her presence in the Bigg Boss house, left us forever. The actress allegedly committed suicide. Her untimely death sent shockwaves across the nation; it had shocked people from the television industry and outside it. Several fans, who looked up to the actress, were left shattered. True that the actress was loved by not only fans but also her celebrities from the Telly land. And even today, people miss her. Also Read - Bigg Boss Malayalam Contestant Rajith Kumar to Get Arrested For Putting Green Chilly Paste in Reshma's Eyes?

If Pratyusha was alive, she would have turned 26 today. On the occasion of the actress’ birthday, Kamya Punjabi took to Instagram handle to post a picture, where she is posing with her late friend Pratyusha. The actress posted an emotional albeit beautiful message for Pratyusha on her Instagram account. This message will definitely move you. She wrote, “तू कहती थी ना जब नहीं रहूँगी तो ज़्यादा याद करोगे। कुछ लोग होकर भी वो अहसास नहीं दिला पाते जो तेरा यहाँ ना होकर भी मेरे साथ है। पता नहीं क्या रिश्ता था और है की अभी भी अपनी माँगी हुई दुआ में तेरी सलामती माँगती हूँ…….. Happy birthday my chhotu ❤️” This is such cute gesture. Also Read - Paras Chhabra Takes Dancing Tips From His Date on TV Show Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Video Goes Viral

A small town girl from Jamshedpur made her TV debut at the age of 19 with Colors’ Balika Vadhu. The actress had become a household name with her much popular character Anandi and won many hearts with her pretty looks and innocence. Pratyusha had quit the show after a couple of years to participate in a controversial reality show – Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss. Fans discovered a different side of their favourite star on the show. The actress was also a part of shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Sasural Simar Ka and Gulmohur Grand. Though she had been doing great in her professional life, her personal life was pretty turbulent.

Edited By – Leona Nathan