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Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away, ‘his unparalled performance in Apanjan left an indelible mark’

Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, best known for movies like Sagina Mahato, Harmonium, Pita Putra and Maa o Meye, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 78.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: July 18, 2019 3:34:22 am
Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away Swarup Dutta was 78. (Photo: Express Archive)

Veteran actor Swarup Dutta, 78, died at a city hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday. He died at 6.10 am Wednesday, sources said.
As per doctors, Dutta was admitted to the Institute of Neurosciences at 9.32 pm on Saturday after he had fallen down in the bathroom and suffered from loss of consciousness and vomited multiple times.

“His CT scan showed brain hemorrage. He had a history of brain stroke and was on blood thinner for a long time. At the time of admission, his blood pressure was also high,” read a statement issued by the hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to on Wednesday morning,” said a hospital official.

He is known for his roles in films between 1960s and 1970s.

Dutta had made his debut in Tapan Sinha’s popular movie Apanjan. His other memorable movies are Pita Putra, Maa O Meye, Swarna Sikhar Prangane, Andha Atit, Ekhoni and Sagina Mahato. He also worked in Bollywood movies with actor Jaya Bhaduri in Upahar.

“His unparalleled performance in Apanjan had left an indelible mark among the audience. His death has left a void in the film industry, which will be hard to fill,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Born in June 22, 1941, Dutta completed his education from South Point School in 1958. He was a graduate in economics from St. Xavier’s College.

-With PTI inputs

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