What to Read Next

PM condoles 'graceful' Suchitra Sen's death

Indo Asian News Service
17 January 2014

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday condoled the death of noted actress Suchitra Sen, who he said had "carved a special niche" in the hearts of millions of Indians with her "graceful cinematic" performances.

"Ms. Sen had carved a special niche in the hearts of millions of Indians through her graceful cinematic presence. Ms. Sen's versatility and range of performances, in a career spanning nearly three decades, mark a unique contribution to Indian cinema, and to Bengali films in particular," Manmohan Singh said in a statement.

He lauded the fact that she was one of the first Indian artists to win an international award at Moscow in 1963.

The actress, who breathed her last at a Kolkata nursing home following a heart attack Friday morning, had clinched the best actress award for the film "Saat Paake Bandha" at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963.

She ruled Bengali cinema for decades, but she led the life of a recluse since she quit acting over three decades ago.

During her illustrious career, the 82-year-old delivered power-packed performances in acclaimed Bengali films such as "Deep Jwele Jaai" and "Uttar Falguni" as well as in Hindi movies like "Devdas", "Bombai Ka Babu", "Mamta" and "Aandhi".

A widow, Suchitra leaves behind her daughter Moon Moon Sen and granddaughters Riya and Raima. All three of them have stepped into showbiz.

Walden University - Master's and Doctoral Degrees

Learn more about earning your degree from Walden University. Study online and further your career. Classes start soon. Request free information!

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

Get This Once-In-A-Lifetime Deal Before It's Gone!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

People In Heavy Credit Card Debt May Not Know This

If you owe more than $15,000, there is a way to pay off credit card debt that few people think of first. (It's not what you think!)

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

HECM Reverse Mortgage: How It Works

Are You 62+ and looking to eliminate your monthly mortgage payments? Learn how a reverse mortgage loan may benefit you!

Looking for the perfect car at the perfect price?

Compare top makes and models. So you can step on the dealer lot with confidence. Get the right car without all the drama.

Now Is Your Moment

Qualify for 50 Free Trades

The Fed rising rates & impact on mortgage rates

Mortgage rates have increased due to Fed rate hike. Today is your chance to lock in current low rates before next hike!

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Buying Medicare Supplement Plan F? Read This First

Learn why Medicare Supplement Plan F might not be your best plan option.

How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

[Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.