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Sumita Sanyal, Amitabh Bachchan’s Anand heroine, dies at 71

Actor Sumita Sanyal, who has worked with Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna and Dilip Kumar, died at 71.

bollywood Updated: Jul 09, 2017 16:38 IST
HT Correspondent
Sumita Sanyal in a still from Anand.
Sumita Sanyal in a still from Anand.

Veteran actor Sumita Sanyal, who has worked in several films including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna-starrer Anand, died Sunday afternoon. She was 71. The actress breathed her last at her Kolkata residence at Deshapriyo Park.

Amitabh and Sumita in a still from Anand.

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee offered her condolences to the actress` family via Twitter.She tweeted, “Saddened at the passing of veteran actress Sumita Sanyal. My condolences to her family, friends and fans.”

Born Manjula Sanyal in Darjeeling (Bengal Presidency of British India), Sumita has worked in around 50 Bengali films and was also part of Hindi films like Guddi, Mili, Aashirwad and Mere Apne.

She also worked with Dilip Kumar in Sagina Mahato (Bengali film) and with Biswajit and Sandhya Roy in Kuheli (Bengali film).

Sumita was married to film editor Subodh Roy and is survived by a son.

(With ANI inputs)

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