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Actress Swatilekha Sengupta dies in Kolkata Swatilekha Sengupta
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Actress Swatilekha Sengupta dies in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jun 2021, 03:43 pm

Kolkata: Actress and popular theatre personality Swatilekha Sengupta, who is also remembered for her performance in film maestro Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire, died on Wednesday here.

She was 71.

Swatilekha Sengupta was undergoing treatment with kidney issues at a private hospital in South Kolkata for the last 25 days.

She died of renal failure (non-covid) this afternoon.

Swatilekha Sengupta was the wife of theatre personality Rudraprasad Sengupta and mother of actress Sohini Sengupta.

She was a part of the iconic Nandikar theatre group.

She played the role of the lead female protagonist in Ghare Baire, a 1985 film by Satyajit Ray, opposite actor Victor Banerjee and Soumitra Chatterjee.

In recent years, she earned appreciation from fans for her role in Bengali movie Bela Seshe.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)