Gita Sen Passes Away


Kolkata: Veteran film and stage actor Gita Sen, wife of film maker Mrinal Sen, died at her South Kolkata residence on Tuesday, her family members said.

She was 86. Sen had been suffering from old age-related ailments and was recently discharged from a hospital. Film and theatre personalities including director Goutam Ghosh visited the residence of Sens and consoled Mrinal Sen (93) who is also ailing and their son.

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Sen had acted in several films including ‘Kolkata 71’ (1971) and ‘Akaler Sandhane’ (1980). She had also been part of the theatre movement. Her last rites were performed this evening at a city crematorium.