Veteran Bengali actor of Kolkata Chinmoy Roy has died, family sources said Monday, reports Mid-day. He was 79. Roy died of cardiac arrest at his Salt Lake residence in Kolkata at around 10:20 pm Sunday, they said.
Roy is survived by his son and daughter, his wife actress Jui Banerjee had died a few years back.
He was equally noticed along with big names like Soumitra Chatterjee and Rabi Ghosh in a classic comedy like Basanta Bilap or in Dhonni Meye.
Roy had been cast by Satyajit Ray in a small role in children's fantasy Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. He immortalised the character of Tenyda in the film Charmurti which became a major hit in the 1980s.