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Veteran actress Madhabi Mukherjee admitted to hospital

The actress, star of classic films like Mahanagar (1963) and Charulata (1964), has been suffering from anaemia and diabetes.

Roushni Sarkar

Veteran actress Madhabi Mukherjee was admitted to hospital today for treatment of some chronic and age-related ailments.

According to a report by the Press Trust of India news agency, Mukherjee, 80, has a history of “persistent anaemia and uncontrolled diabetes”.

The report said Mukherjee is breathing normally and her vital signs are stable. A team of doctors is keeping a watch on her status.

One of Satyajit Ray’s favourites, Mukherjee is best known for her performance in Ray’s Mahanagar (1963) and Charulata (1964). She first received acclaim for her performance in Mrinal Sen’s Baishey Shravan (1960). She also featured in Ritwik Ghatak's Subarnarekha (1965). She also starred in Ray's Kapurush-o-Mahapurush (1965).

Mukherjee’s last feature film was Anik Dutta’s Borunbabur Bondhu (2020), where she played the wife of the legendary Soumitra Chatterjee, her co-star in Charulata. The actress recently finished shooting for Promita Bhowmick’s short film Probaho (2022).

Mukherjee won the National Film award for Best Actress for her performance in Diba Ratrir Kabya (1970).