Veteran Indian Bengali actor Chinmoy Roy breathed his last on Sunday at his Kolkata residence at the age of 78.
The celebrated actor used to leave a life far away from media limelight after the death of his wife, actor Jui Bandopadhyay, reports The Times of India.
Last year in June, he had a near death experience after falling down from his apartment. He was also suffering from old-age complications over the last few years.
Sankha Roy, son of Chinmoy, said the actor was not feeling well after on Sunday night and suffered a cardiac arrest at around 10 pm.
The celluloid Tenida, as he was known fondly among his fans, fell down from his 4th floor apartment last year. The neighbours found him lying in a pool of blood by and he was rushed to a city private hospital.
According to his son Sankha Roy, his father was just taking an evening walk on the terrace when he suddenly slipped and fell off. Although he recovered that time after spending quite some time at a private city hospital, his physical condition was not so good since then.
Born in 1940 in Cumilla, now in Bangladesh, Chinmoy Roy began his career with Bengali group theatre before debuting on silver screen in 1966 with Tapan Sinha’s cult movie Galpo Holeo Sotyi.
He carved a niche in the Bengali comedy genre by playing memorable roles in movies like Basanta Bilap, Dhanyi Meye, Nanigopaler Biye, Mouchak and Subarno Golok.
He also acted in Satyajit Ray’s classic Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and earned plaudits for his role of the fictional character Tenida in the 1978 film Charmurti.
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