Indian model and actress Poonam Pandey  passed away due to cervical cancer on Friday, February 2, 2024, at her family home in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Her team said in a message on her Instagram account on Friday.
The announcement of the death read,
“This morning is a tough one for us. Deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam Pandey to cervical cancer. Every living form that came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, We would request for privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we share.” (sic)
Celebs, her close friends, relatives, and her fans flooded social media with condolence messages for her.
Incidentally, the tragic news of Pandey’s death comes a day after Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the initiative taken to promote cervical cancer vaccination among girls in Budget 2024.
A vaccination program will be launched, providing the HPV vaccine to individuals. This vaccine offers protection against certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer.
About Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey appeared in several films and television shows. She is also known for her controversial social media posts. In 2023, Pandey continued to be active on social media, sharing photos and videos of her work and personal life. She also appeared in a few films, including “The Journey of Karma” and “Ghanta Chori Ho Gaya.”
Pandey was born in Kanpur, India, on March 11, 1991. She began her career as a model, appearing in several print and television advertisements.
In 2013, she made her acting debut in the film “Nasha.” She has since appeared in several other films, including “Malini & Co.” and “Love Games.”
Pandey is also known for her controversial social media posts. In 2011, she promised to strip naked if India won the Cricket World Cup. India won the World Cup, but Pandey did not fulfill her promise.
Despite the controversy, Pandey remained a popular figure on social media. She had over 3 million followers on Twitter and over 4 million on Instagram.