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Suchitra Sen passes away

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 09:35

Zee Media Bureau

Kolkata: Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was undergoing treatment for serious respiratory problems passed away Friday morning. She was 82.

Sen initially suffered chest infection and was undergoing treatment for it at the nursing home since Dec 23. Her condition worsened on the night of Dec 28.

Following complications, Sen was put on non-invasive ventilation Jan 3.

The actress, who ruled Bengali cinema for decades, has been a recluse ever since she quit acting over three decades ago.

Known for power-packed performances in highly acclaimed Bengali films such as ‘Deep Jwele Jaai’ and ‘Uttar Falguni’ as well as Hindi movies ‘Devdas’, ‘Bombai Ka Babu’, ‘Mamta’ and ‘Aandhi’, she has been dubbed as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema.

She won the best actress award for ‘Saat Paake Bandha’ at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 09:58

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