Today is the day of demise of the great heroine


Today is the eighth death anniversary of the legendary actress Suchitra Sen.  On January 17 in 2014, this great heroine departed to the world of no return. On this occasion, Pabna Press Club will lay wreath at the mural of Suchitra Sen Memorial Museum at 10 am today.

Assistant High Commissioner of Indian Embassy in Rajshahi Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bhati will be present as the chief guest at a discussion meeting.

Rama Dasgupta (Suchitra Sen) was born on April 6, 1929 in a middle class family in Pabna town. Her father Karunamay Dasgupta was the headmaster of the local school. Rama moved to Calcutta in 1947 to marry Divanath Sen.

After her marriage, she made her debut as a heroine on the silver screen in 1952 in 'Shesh Kothaye'. By the time Pabna’s Rama was renamed as Suchitra on the silver screen. The era of the Bengali film arena changed with her, entry in the filmdom.

After working in ‘Saat Number Kayedi’, Suchitra Sen starred in Pinaki Mukherjee - directed ‘Sanket’. Even then she was not named 'Suchitra Sen'. She got her name in her next film, Niren Lahiri's 'Kajari' in 1952.

 Suchitra came into limelight while she paired with Uttam Kumar in film. Their name together Uttam-Suchitra was a blessing in disguise. Sometimes in a love scene, sometimes in a marital story, they became impeccable. Although there is a separate family, there are many interesting stories about the love of these two in the history of Tollygunge. 

Suchitra Sen's last film 'Pranoy Pasha' was released in 1978. That same year, she retired from the film industry after a long career of 25 years.  Then she hid from the public eye and became a devotee in the service of the Ramakrishna Mission.

 Suchitra Sen has acted in both Bengali and Hindi films. Her first Hindi film was ‘Devdas’ (1955).