Veteran actor Partha Mukhopadhyay, who had acted in many Bengali classics, died of cardiac arrest. He was 70.
Mukhopadhyay had portrayed a number of roles in classics like ‘Atithi’, ‘Balika Badhu’, ‘Amar Prithivi’, ‘Baghbandir Khela’, ‘Agniswar’ and had made his mark as a character actor in 1970s and 1980s. He had the distinction of having acted in films helmed by renowned directors such as Tapan Sinha, Tarun Majumdar and Goutam Ghosh.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief on his demise and recalled his contribution to the Bengali film industry.
“My deepest condolences to the members of his family at this hour of grief,” she said.