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Actress Supriya Devi dies

Actress Supriya Devi dies

Bengali film actress Supriya Devi died of a severe cardiac arrest at her residence in Kolkata on Friday (Jan 26). Indian media reports said citing her family sources. She was 85.

Born in 1933, Supriya Devi was known for her work over five decades. She had made her debut in Uttam Kumar-starrer Basu Parivar in 1952 and never looked back after 'Shonar Horin' opposite Uttam Kumar in 1959. 'Chowringhee', 'Baghbondi', 'Khela' and 'Meghe Dhaka Tara' were among her classics.

She received the 'Padmashri' and West Bengal government's highest civilian award 'Banga Vibhushan', besides the Filmfare East Lifetime Achievement Award.

Supriya Devi is survived by her daughter.