Bengali actor Tapas Pal passes away at 61

Bengali actor Tapas Pal passes away at 61

Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal died in Mumbai on February 18 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 61.

Tapas Pal had gone to Mumbai to visit his daughter, and had complained of chest pain at the airport during his return to Kolkata and was rushed to a hospital in Juhu but died around 4am, news agency PTI reports, citing family sources.

He had been suffering from heart ailments and was hospitalised several times for treatment during the past two years.

Veteran Bengali actor Ranjit Mallick described Pal's death as "untimely". "I am yet to come to terms with the news. Yes, he was not keeping well for some time," Mallick said.

Tapas Pal is survived by his wife Nandini and their daughter Sohini Paul.