Suchitra Sen is better, says Raima Sen

The legendary actor was put on ventilator support after her condition deteriorated

Iconic Bengali actor 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 Saturday.

The veteran actor, 82, is undergoing treatment for a chest infection at Belle Vue Clinic since Dec 23. Suchitra was taken to the critical care unit (CCU) after her condition deteriorated Dec 28 night.

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 actor Moon Moon Sen’s mother, quit acting in 1978. Since her retirement, she meets only a few people including her daughter as well as grand-daughters Raima and Riya Sen.