Kolkata: Veteran Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul died of cardiac arrest early Tuesday, household sources mentioned. He was 61.
Paul, who had gone to Mumbai to go to his daughter, complained of chest ache on the Mumbai airport throughout his return to Kolkata and was rushed to a hospital in Juhu however died round four am, they mentioned.
He had been affected by coronary heart illnesses and been to hospitals a number of occasions for therapy through the previous two years.
A two-term MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipore, he’s survived by his daughter and spouse.
Paul remained away from movies after CBI arrested him within the Rose Valley chit-fund rip-off in December 2016 and was given bail after 13 months.
A romantic hero, having endeared himself to the Bengali viewers since his debut movie Dadar Kirti in 1980, Paul grew to become a identified family identify due to his lead roles in Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986) and Amar Bandhan (1986).
He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Saheb (1981).
Veteran Bengali actor Ranjit Mallick described Paul’s dying as “untimely”.
“I am yet to come to terms with the news. He was like my younger mother. Yes he was not keeping well for some time,” Mallick mentioned.