RIP! Kishore Kumar’s first wife Ruma Guha Thakurta passes away

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Veteran Bengali actress Ruma Guha Thakurta, who was first wife of legendary singer Kishore Kumar has passes away on Monday morning at her Ballygunge Place residence. She was 84.

Ruma Guha Thakurta passes away

Ruma Guha Thakurta was suffering from age-related illness over the past few years. Her funeral will be held today in Kolkata.

Ruma Guha Thakurta passes away

Born in Kolkata in 1934, the veteran actress-singer tied the knot with legendary Kishore Kumar in 1951. They have a son. But, in 1958, the couple parted their ways.

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After her divorce, Ruma Guha Thakurta married Arup Guha Thakurta, with whom she has daughter Sromona Guha Thakurta, also a singer. 

Ruma Guha Thakurta founded the Calcutta Youth Choir in 1958. Apart from playing a wide range of characters in a number of hit Bengali films, she was a popular playback singer as well.

Thakurta has acted in Bengali movies including GangaPalatakAntony Firingee80 Te Asio NaBalika BadhuDadar Kirti36 Chowringhee LaneAmrita Kumbher SandhaneBhalobasa Bhalobasa and Wheelchair.

May her soul rest in peace!