Bengali actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal passed away at a private hospital early Tuesday. He was 61.
Pal complained of chest pain at the Mumbai airport and was rushed to a hospital in Juhu where he died around 4 am.Pal was survived by his wife Nandini Pal, who is a participant of Bigg Boss Bangla at present, and a daughter Sohini Pal, who is also an actor.
Tapas went to Mumbai to visit his daughter house and felt sick at Mumbai airport while returning to Kolkata.
The Tollywood star had been suffering from heart ailments and was hospitalised several times for treatment during the past two years.
Born on September 29, 1958, Pal made his debut in Bengali cinema ‘Dadar Kirti’ at the age of 22 in 1980.
He won the 2014 general elections from the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency on a Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket.
Later, several of his films got popularity including Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986). He was awarded the Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb.