Veteran on-screen character Sumita Sanyal, who had worked in both Bengali and Hindi film, passed away at 71 years old here on Sunday.
Sanyal was best known for her part in superhit Bollywood flick “Anand” featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna.
Sanyal was hitched to film editor Subodh Roy, and had acted in more than 30 Bengali movies, including the Dilip Kumar starrer “Sagina Mahato” in 1971.
“Disheartened at the death of veteran performer Sumita Sanyal. My sympathies to her family, companions and fans,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
Born on October 9, 1945, as Manjula Sanyal in Darjeeling, the on-screen character was additionally part of Hindi motion pictures like “Guddi”, “Aashirwad” and “Mere Apne”.
Sanyal’s debut movie was was “Khokhababur Pratyabartan” which released in 1960.
On-screen character Prosenjit Chatterjee likewise communicated his sympathies.
“Disheartened to hear the death of the veteran on-screen character Sumita Sanyal. May her spirit rest in peace,” Chatterjee tweeted.