India, Feb. 14 -- Had legendary Hindi film actor Madhubala been alive today, she would have turned 87 on February 14. The actor died at a young age of 36 but left behind a legacy that few can manage to this day. Even today, the benchmark of beauty and grace in Bollywood is Madhubala.

Yet for someone so beautiful and successful, her personal life was dotted with remorse, illness and heartbreaks. She was born with a congenital heart disease, Ventricular Septal Defect, which loosely translates to 'hole in the heart'. In simple terms, it meant that her body would produce more blood than necessary and it would spill out of her mouth and nose.

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