Veteran actress Suchitra Sen passes away at 82
Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was undergoing treatment at a nursing home in Kolkata for serious respiratory problems, breathed her last yesterday, she was 82. The 82-year old actress, under treatment at the Belle Vue Clnic for the last 26 days following serious respiratory problems, breathed her last at 8.25 a.m., attending doctor Subir Mondal had said.Sen initially suffered chest infection and was undergoing treatment for it at the nursing home since December 23. Her condition worsened on the night of December 28. Following complications, Sen was put on non-invasive ventilation on January 3. A widow, Suchitra left behind her daughter Moon Moon and grand daughters Riya and Raima – all three having taken up acting as a career.
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.