Bengali Film Actor Partha Mukhopadhyay Passes Away
Partha Mukhopadhyay who featured in films like ‘Balika Bodhu’ and ‘Dhonyi Meye’ passes away.
Veteran actor Partha Mukhopadhyay, who had acted in many Bengali classics, died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital here today. He was 70. He was suffering from kidney problems and was admitted to the hospital on 22 November, a family member said. He is survived by wife.
Mukhopadhyay had portrayed a number of roles in classics like Atithi, Balika Bodhu, Amar Prithivi, Baghbandir Khela, Agniswar and had made his mark as a character actor in 1970s and 1980s. He had the distinction of having acted in films helmed by renowned directors such as Tapan Sinha, Tarun Majumdar and Goutam Ghosh.
The actor had also earned praise from matinee idol Uttam Kumar for his role in Agniswar (1975).
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief on his demise and recalled his contribution to the Bengali film industry.
His body was taken from the South Kolkata hospital to his residence and then to Technicians' Studio where members of film industry paid last respects.
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