Kolkata: Veteran singer-actor Shakti Thakur died on Monday morning at his residence right here following a cardiac arrest, members of the family mentioned. He was 73.
Thakur is survived by spouse and two daughters — Monali Thakur, who can also be a preferred singer, and Mehuli.
He had been affected by varied age-related illnesses over the previous few years.
“Sri Sakti Thakur… my father, my all… the core of my existence, my largest critic and cheerleader and my Trainer.. the Angelic hand above my head.. amar Baba..
bodily left us…
“I had by no means seen a extra variety hearted and a extra humble particular person in my life… not jack of all trades however actually grasp of many… his humility shocked me all through my life… a mind too environment friendly for others to catch as much as him,” Monali, who’s at the moment in Switzerland, wrote on Instagram.
His different daughter, Mehuli, mentioned on Fb, “My father isn’t any extra….he has died of huge cardiac arrest.
Couldn’t do something.”
Condoling Thakur’s demise, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned his loss of life was an “irreparable loss to the music world”.
“Saddened to listen to the information of Shakti Thakur’s demise.
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A famous playback singer in Bengali and Hindi movies and an actor, Shakti Thakur gained reputation within the 80s as one of many modern trendy music artists. His loss of life is an irreparable loss to the music world,” the CM tweeted.
Thakur made his debut as a playback singer in Tapan Sinha’s ‘Harmonium’ in 1976. He had regaled the viewers along with his melodious voice in a number of Bengali movies within the 1980s.
He additionally performed supporting roles in ‘Dadar Kirti,’ and ‘Bhalobasa Bhalobasa’, amongst different movies.