Legendary Bengali actress of yesteryears Suchitra Sen, died in
a Kolkata hospital at 83 on Friday.
Hospital sources said she died of cardiac
arrest at 8.25am. She was admitted to
the Belle Vue Clinic on December 23 with severe respiratory tract infection.
Since then she had been frequently in and out of the danger zone.
Sen, who was also called Bengal's Greta Garbo, began her career with the
Bengali film 'Shesh Kothay' in 1952 and is known for her role in Bimal Roy's
'Devdas' (1955) and 'Aandhi' (1975).
She was also the first Indian actress to be awarded at an international film
festival - Best Actress award for 'Saptapadi' at the Moscow film festival in 1963.
But after her 1978 movie, 'Pronoy Pasha' flopped, she disappeared from the
public eye and even allegedly refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005
preferring not to make a public appearance.
“An era has ended,” remarked veteran actress and film director Aparna Sen in
her immediate reaction.
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