“She was one of the first Indian artistes to win an international award at Moscow in 1963. Sen's versatility and range of performances, in a career spanning nearly three decades, mark a unique contribution to Indian cinema, and to Bengali films in particular,” he said in a message.

Suchitra Sen passes away

Sen, who was known as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema, died of a heart attack at a super-speciality hospital in Kolkata on Friday morning.

She was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic on December 23 following a respiratory tract infection. The actress was later treated in a private Intensive Treatment Unit for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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