Suchitra Sen's health has improved, says Raima

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
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  • Updated: Jan 04, 2014 17:32 IST
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Iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was put on non-invasive ventilator support after her condition deteriorated Friday night, is better, says her granddaughter Raima Sen.

"My grandma is better. Thank you for your prayers... keep praying," Raima tweeted on Saturday.

The veteran actress, 82, is undergoing treatment for a chest infection at Belle Vue Clinic since Dec 23.

She is known for her performances in films like Deep Jwele Jaai and Uttar Falguni in Bengali as well as Hindi movies Devdas, Bambai Ka Babu and Mamta. She won the best actress award for Saat Paake Bandha at the Moscow film festival in 1963.

Suchitra, who is actress Moon Moon Sen's mother, quit acting in 1978. Since her retirement, she meets only a few people including her daughter as well as granddaughters Raima and Riya Sen.

The 82-year-old actress was admitted to the hospital with respiratory ailment. She was admitted to this hospital on December 23.

Suchitra was taken to the critical care unit (CCU) after her condition deteriorated December 28 night.

Sen’s fluctuating heart rate and oxygen saturation had been a concern for them, doctors had said in a medical bulletin a couple of days ago.

 Infection in her respiratory tract had turned the condition more critical. Earlier, her proposed cataract surgery was also postponed due to the health condition.


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