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Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya dies

Update : 03 Jun 2015, 05:57 AM

Legendary film-maker Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya Ray has died at Belle Vue clinic in Kolkata, India.

The 98-year-old died after a prolonged illness on Tuesday.

She was suffering from a lung-related illness and was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening with acute pneumonia, reports the Times of India.

She is survived by son Sandip Ray who is a well-known Bengali film director.

"Doctors tried their best to save her life, but she passed away around 6pm," Belle Vue CEO Dr P Tandon told PTI.

Born in 1917, Bijoya got married on October 20, 1948. She had acted in a few films and had penned her days with her husband in an autobiography "Amader Katha," which was later translated into English as "Manik and I."

Satyajit, the Oscar-winning director, died in April 1992. He was best known for the Apu trilogy.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to the hospital and offered her condolence to the bereaved family soon after hearing the news of Bijoya's death.

"Other than films, Bijoya Ray had a special interest for western classical music. Her demise is an irreparable loss not only to the Ray family, but all of us. I convey my sympathies to the bereaved family and pray that her soul rests in peace," said Banerjee in a message.

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