Friday, January 17, 2014

Iconic Actress Suchitra Sen Passes Away

One of the most iconic actresses of Bengali and Indian cinema, Suchitra Sen, has passed away in Kolkata, at the age of 82. 

The actress had been taken away to hospital nearly three weeks ago and was being treated for respiratory tract infection. However she passed away today after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Known as the Greta Garbo of India, the actress retired from films and all forms of publicity in 1978. Since then, she lived a very private and reclusive life. Born in Pabna, Bangladesh, the actress debuted in 1952 with the movie Shesh Kothay, which was never released - but the following year, with the release of Sharey Chuattor, saw her with yet another legend of Bengali cinema - Uttam Kumar. The pair became synonymous with dramatic and romantic movies throughout 60s and 70s.

Approximately 50 films under her belt, Suchitra Sen redefined stardom in a way that very few actors have achieved. The actress is survived by her only daughter, actress Moon Moon Sen and her two grand daughters; also actresses, Raima and Riya Sen.

By Sadia Chowdhury

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