Veteran Bengali actor Swatilekha Sengupta died at a hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday afternoon after an extended battle with kidney illnesses, her household stated. She was 71 and survived by husband Rudraprasad Sengupta and daughter Sohini. She was present process remedy on the non-public hospital for the final 24 days after being admitted there with renal issues. She died round 3 pm, Sohini informed PTI. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to social media on Wednesday night to mourn the demise of veteran theatre actress.
“Saddened on the passing of actor and theatre persona Swatilekha Sengupta. She graced the stage for many years and left her mark by way of her works. It is a unhappy day for Bengali theatre. My condolences to her household, colleagues and admirers,” CM Banerjee tweeted.
Colleagues within the movie trade additionally mourned the loss and shared condolence.
“I’ll bear in mind the great instances we have now spent!! Might god wrap his arms round you and luxury you. Love you #swatilekhasengupta,” shared her “Dharmajuddha” co-star Subhashree Ganguly.
“Very unhappy to listen to about #SwatilekhaSengupta. RIP. Was lucky sufficient to work together with her briefly as producer for our movie #Chauranga. Sadly the will to direct her will stay unfulfilled. Gone too quickly Will stay immortalised for her efficiency in #GhareBhaire,” tweeted director Onir.
“Om shanti. Chole gelen Swatilekha Sengupta. My deepest condolences to her household, might her soul relaxation in excellent peace,” actress Rupanjana Mitra posted.
Swatilekha shot to fame when the late maestro Satyajit Ray forged her as his main girl in his 1984 traditional “Ghare Baire”, as the feminine protagonist Bimala alongside the late Soumitra Chatterjee and Victor Banerjee.
A preferred title on the earth of Bengali theatre, she paired with Soumitra Chatterjee as soon as once more in 2015, in Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s “Bela Seshe”.
-With Company Inputs