Noted Bengali Actress Sreela Majumdar Succumbs to Cancer at 65: Bengali Cinema Mourns The Loss
Noted Bengali actress Sreela Majumdar, who was considered a favorite of serious filmmakers like Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, and Prakash Jha, passed away at her Kolkata residence on Saturday, her family said. The actor, who was suffering from cancer for the past three years, was 65. She is survived by her husband and son.
Sreela Majumdar Passes Away Due to Cancer: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Other Celebs Express Grief
Condoling her death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Sreela was a powerful actor who played outstanding roles in several significant Indian films. “It is a big loss for Bengal film industry and we shall miss her stellar presence. My condolences to her family,” she said.
About Sreela Majumdar: A Renowned Actress with a Stellar Career
Sreela Majumdar worked with prominent director Mrinal Sen in many films. Her portrayal of characters in Mrinal Sen‘s Ekdin Pratidin (And Quiet Rolls the Dawn, 1980), Kharij (The Case is Closed, 1982), and Akaler Sandhane (In Search of Famine; 1981), have been critically acclaimed.
She also worked in some films in Bollywood. Some of her notable work include Shyam Benegal‘s Mandi (Market Place, 1983), Prakash Jha’s Damul (Bonded Until Death, 1985) and Utpalendu Chakraborty’s Chokh (Eye, 1983).
She worked in altogether 43 films. Sreela Majumdar was also known for her sensitive voice dubbing for Aishwarya Rai in the film Chokher Bali (A Passion Play, 2003) which was directed by Rituparno Ghosh. She was last seen in Palan by Kaushik Ganguly, which was a sequel of Ekdin Pratidin. The film received wide critical acclaimed wide last year.
Celebs Express Grief Over Sreela Majumdar’s Death: A Loss for the Bengali Film Industry
Many Actors and directors offered their condolences after Condoling her death, Bengali film actor Rituparna Sengupta, who has also shared screen space with Sreela in many films, said, “She had delivered so many memorable performances under the direction of filmmakers like Mrinal Sen and others. She could have been utilised more by the industry.”
Other celebrities who expressed their grief include Satyajit Ray, Shabana Azmi, and Naseeruddin Shah.
Sreela Majumdar’s Death: A Reminder of the Importance of Early Cancer Detection and Treatment
The death of Sreela Majumdar is a reminder of the importance of early Cancer detection and treatment. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, but many types of cancer can be cured if they are detected early and treated promptly.
If you are concerned about your risk of Cancer, talk to your doctor. There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of cancer, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco smoke.