Veteran Bengali actor and former TMC MP Tapas Pal is no more. He passed away due to cardiac arrest on early Tuesday morning, informed family sources. He was just 61. Pal, was in Mumbai to visit his daughter, Sohini. It seems he was going to return to Kolkata but had chest pain at the airport. They rushed him to a hospital in Juhu but he passed away at around 4 am. It seems he was having heart issues for past two years and was hospitalized on many occasions. A two-term MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipore, he is survived by his daughter and wife. The past few years of his life were quite tumultuous. He was arrested by the CBI in 2016 in connection to the Rose Valley chit-fund scam in December 2016 and got bail after 13 months.
Tapas Pal had always had the image of a romantic hero in Bengali cinema. His debut film, Dadar Kirti (1980) is still loved by fans. He has done notable work in films like Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986) and Amar Bandhan (1986). He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Saheb (1981). Industry folks have condoled his demise. Another veteran actor Ranjit Mallick described his death as "untimely." He said, "I am yet to come to terms with the news. He was like my younger brother. Yes he was not keeping well for some time." Fans mourned his demise on Twitter.
He also worked in Bollywood with Madhuri Dixit Nene in the film, Abodh. Stay tuned to BL for more scoops and updates!
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