Veteran Indian-Bengali actor Supriya Choudhury Devi has died in Kolkata, India.
The 83-year-old film star died of a cardiac arrest on Friday, reports NDTV.
She has had a critically acclaimed career in Bengali cinema for the last 50 years, starting with her debut film “Basu Parivar” in 1952. “Chowringhee,” “Bagh Bandi Khela” and “Meghe Dhaka Tara” were among her best-known films.
In 2014, she was awarded the Padma Shri award, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Supriya also achieved the West Bengal’s highest civilian award, the Banga Bibhushan, and the Filmfare East Lifetime Achievement Award.
Condolence messages were spreading on social media following the reports of Supriya Devi’s death. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Twitted: "Very saddened at the passing of legendary actress of Bengal, Supriya Chowdhury (Debi). We will fondly remember her through her films. Condolences to her family and fans."
PTI reported the state government is making arrangements for her last rites.
Actor Sabitri Chatterjee told PTI: "I cannot believe this news. We regularly talked over the phone."
West Bengal Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay visited the actor’s residence right after her death to pay his tribute.