7. Vimi.

Vimi was only in her thirties when she passed away broke and alone. She had debuted in BR Chopra’s ‘Hamraaz’ in 1967 and had gained popularity almost instantly despite being married and mother of two children. Despite her own parents and her in-laws distancing themselves from Vimi after her acting career took off, her husband, Shiv Agarwal, supported her. However, her marriage was soon on the rocks and the couple decided to separate. After that, her life was on a downward spiral. She did not get good offers and was soon forgotten. She had to sell her business, Vimi Textiles, to pay off her debts.In August, 1977, she was admitted to the general ward of Nanavati Hospital for liver complications due to alcohol addiction. Her body was taken to the cremation grounds on a tea vendor’s thela.

8. AK Hangal.

Avtar Kishan Hangal was born in February 1914; from 1929 to 1947, he was a freedom fighter for the Indian Independence movement. After that, he worked as a tailor and came to know actors like Balraj Sahni and Kaifi Azmi, who encouraged him to enter the film industry at the age of 50. Hangal had been associated with the leftist movement all his life; he believed that the state should look after its senior citizens. The outspoken Hangal didn’t shy away from expressing his anger at the delays that big stars like Raj Kapoor caused. He appeared in over 225 films before slowly retiring from movies. In 2012 he passed away at the age of 97 in a hospital without money to pay for his treatment. His cremation was not well-attended but Hangal was, most likely, not the sort who would care about it.