Veteran Bengali actress Supriya Devi passes away

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 26, 2018

Veteran Bengali film actress and Padmashri awardee, Supriya Devi (Supriya Chowdhury), passed away this morning at her residence in Kolkata, following a severe cardiac arrest. She was 83.

Supriya Devi made her debut in the Uttam Kumar-starrer Basu Parivar in 1952. During her over five-decade career in the Bengali film industry she delivered hits and classics like Sonar Harin, Chowringhee, Bagh Bandi Khela, Meghe Dhaka Tara, among others. Some of her other contemporaries and co-stars include Soumitra Chatterjee and Sabitri Chattopadhyay.

She was also awarded the Banga Vibushan - the highest-ever civilian award given by the Bengal Government, and a Life Time Achievement Award by filmfare during their eastern India version of the award show.

Expressing her grief, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, tweeted: “Very saddened at the passing of legendary actress of Bengal, Supriya Chowdhury (Debi). We will fondly remember her through her films. Condolences to her family and fans.”

Published on January 26, 2018

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