Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, best known for his versatile roles in films of the 1960s and 1970s, died at a city hospital on Wednesday. He was 78.
Dutta was admitted in hospital with symptoms of stroke on Saturday, a spokesman of the hospital said. Doctors detected a blood clot in his brain and had put him on ventilator support, he said.
The actor is survived by his wife and a son. His son, Sharan Dutta, is also an actor.
Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away
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.
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.
May his soul rest in peace!