Bollywood star Suchitra Sen dies aged 82

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Suchitra Sen, India’s legendary actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali language and Bollywood films, died yesterday after a cardiac arrest, her daughter said. She was 82.

Sen was in hospital in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, more than three weeks ago for treatment of a respiratory tract infection, said Moon Moon Sen, who is also an actor.

She was due to be cremated later yesterday.

Suchitra Sen started acting in 1952 and reigned supreme for 26 years. Sen won fame in the Bengali films, especially co-starring with actor Uttam Kumar. But she shunned appearing in public after her retirement from films in 1978.