Veteran actress Sumita Sanyal passes away at 72 – Sanyal was known for her roles in ‘Anand,’ ‘Guddi,’ ‘Mere Apne’ among others.
Sumita Sanyal with Amitabh Bachchan in a still from ‘Anand’ (YouTube)
Veteran Bengali actress Sumita Sanyal, known for her role in movie Anand passed away at the age of 72.
The actress breathed her last at her Kolkata residence at Deshapriyo Park.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee offered her condolences to the actress’ family via Twitter.
She tweeted, “Saddened at the passing of veteran actress Sumita Sanyal. My condolences to her family, friends and fans.”
Saddened at the passing of veteran actress Sumita Sanyal. My condolences to her family, friends and fans
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 9, 2017
The actress was born as Manjula Sanyal on October 9, 1945 in Darjeeling.
She had acted in over 50 Bengali movies and a few Hindi Movies like Anand (1971), Guddi (1971), Aashirwad (1968) and Mere Apne (1971).
Sanyal was married to film editor Subodh Roy and has a son with him.