Her ashes were immersed by daughter Moon Moon Sen and grand-daughter Riya Sen in the holy river at Assi Ghat here. JPN
Sen breathed her last on January 17 following a cardiac arrest. The 82-year-old actress had been ill for quite some time.
Sen captured the public’s imagination with her memorable films like ‘Agnipariksha’, ‘Devdas’ and ‘Saat Paake Bandha’ in the 50s and 60s.
The doe-eyed beauty turned a recluse after bidding adieu to the world of films in the late seventies and was often compared to Hollywood icon Greta Garbo, who also shunned public contact after leaving showbiz.
Sen, who began her career with Bengali film ‘Shesh Kothai’ in 1952, went on to receive National Award for her performance in Bimal Roy’s 1955 Hindi classic ‘Devdas’, playing the defiant 'Paro'.
She formed an unbeatable romantic pair with Bengali cinema legend Uttam Kumar. The duo gave a string of memorable hits such as 'Harano Sur' (1957), 'Agnipariksha' (1954),'Saptapadi' (1961), 'Grihadaha' (1967), 'Indrani' (1958), 'Sagarika' (1956), 'Bipasha' (1962), 'Kamal Lata' (1969), 'Alo Amar Alo' (1972), 'Har Mana Har' (1972) and ‘Priyo Bandhabi' (1975).
Sen acted in 52 Bengali and seven Hindi films. 'Champakali', with Bharat Bhushan, 'Sarhhaad' and 'Bommbai Ka Babu' with Dev Anand and 'Mamta' were some of her other notable Hindi films.
However, her most famous Hindi film after 'Devdas' was 1974's 'Aandhi' by Gulzar. She earned wide acclaim for her role opposite Sanjeev Kumar in the film, which landed in controversy due to similarities between her character and Indira Gandhi.
Her ashes were immersed by daughter Moon Moon Sen and grand-daughter Riya Sen in the holy river at Assi Ghat here.