The star actress of Hindi classics like AURAT (1953), ANARKALI (1953), MARINE DRIVE (1955), and TAJ MAHAL (1963) passed away of at age 78 of a heart attack. She was the widow of actor Prem Nath. Folklore has it that Bina Rai went on a hunger strike until her parents allowed her to try her hand at acting, and she went on to became a popular leading lady in the 1950s.

She is survived by her son, 1980s actor and current day film producer Prem Krishan

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