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Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away

Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, best known for his versatile roles in films of the 1960s and 1970s, died. He was 78.


The actor had got his first break in Tapan Sinha's 'Apanjan' (1968). The film was set against the political turmoil in West Bengal in the 1960s.


Dutta, who was inspired by Utpal Dutt during his school days in south Kolkata, had also acted with the late thespian in his theatre troupe for long.


Some of his best-known movies included 'Sagina Mahato,' 'Harmonium', 'Pita Putra' and 'Maa o Meye'.

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