New Delhi: Bengali actress Sonali Chakraborty, who was last seen in the mega serial ‘Gaatchora’, died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Monday following a prolonged illness.
She was 59 and survived by her actor-husband Shankar Chakraborty and their daughter.
Chakraborty, a well-known face on Bengali television, was suffering from liver complications. She was undergoing treatment at the hospital for months.
Sonali had stopped working on films and TV serials because of her health and was reportedly admitted to the hospital earlier this year.
On Monday morning, her husband Shankar Chakraborty took to his social media handle to announce the news.
She also appeared in films such as ‘Dadar Kirti’ (1980), ‘Har Jeet’ (2002) and ‘Bandhan’ (2004), among others.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her grief over her demise, extending condolences to the bereaved family.
The West Bengal Motion Picture Artists’ Forum expressed grief at the news of the death of the veteran actress.
Sonali’s last rites will be held at Keoratola Crematorium at 10:30am.
(With PTI inputs)