Indian actress Rita Koiral dies

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:52, Nov 19,2017


A familiar face in Indian TV serials and films, Rita Koiral died of cancer at a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday.

Koiral had acted in films such as ‘Asukh’ (1999) by Rituparna Ghosh and ‘Paramitar Ekdin’ (2008) by Aparna Sen and ‘Dutta Vs Dutta’ (2012) by Anjan Dutt.

She was working in soaps like ‘Rakhi Bandhan’ and ‘Stree’ which are currently on air.

She is 58 and is survived by a daughter.

The actress was diagnosed with liver cancer around two months ago. Since then, she had been admitted to the hospital several times and used to resume work after being discharged, reports Outlook.

She was taken home after chemotherapy seven days back and her condition was serious ever since. Koiral was re-admitted to the hospital early today after her condition turned critical.

A pall of gloom descended on Bengali film industry as the news spread.

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