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Supriya Devi, Padma Shri awardee Bengali actress passes away at 85

Supriya Devi, Padma Shri awardee Bengali actress passes away at 85
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Veteran Padmashri awardee Bengal actress Supriya Devi passed away at age 85. She acted in around 45 Bengali movies till 2006 with her last blockbuster movie ‘The Namesake’. She was entered into the world of Cinema by her father Gopal Chandra Banerjee. As per the reports, the Bengali actress Supriya Devi’s daughter said she died of severe cardiac arrest at her residence. Supriya Devi was born in 1993 in Myitkyina, Burma. Gopal Chandra Banerjee, a lawyer was her father. At the age of 7 years, Supriya Devi acted in two plays directed by her father. She was famous for over five decades. With Basu Parivar alongside Uttam Kumar in 1952, she made her debut. And later on, she came up with her another astounding performance in the classic movies like Chowringhee, Meghe Dhaka Tara and Bagh Bandi Khela alongside Uttam Kumar.

For more than 50 years, Supriya Devi gave her astonishing performance to Bengali cinema. The actress was popularly known for her Neet portrayal in Ritwik Ghatak’s Bengali movie Megha Dhaka Tara. She was often compared to her Hollywood legend, Sophia Loren. In 2011, she received the Banga-Vibhushan which is one of the highest civilian honour in West Bengal. The Padma Shri was awarded to Supriya Devi in 2014 by the government of India for her effortlessly contribution to the entertainment industry.

In 1954, Supriya Devi got married to Bishwanath Choudhary. The actress was retired in her late 1950’s to live together with her husband Mahanayak Uttam Kumar and daughter Soma. On her demise, her fans expressed grief on the social media sites. The legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee who acted with her in Jodi Jantem has also expressed grief at the demise of Supriya Devi. Also, West Bengal Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay visited Supriya Devi’s residence to pay tributes. And today the legendary veteran Bengali actress Supriya Devi left her memories to Bengali Industry.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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