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Veteran actress Suchitra Sen's house to be converted into a museum

Jul 17, 2014 17:17 IST

Veteran Indian film actress, Suchitra Sen’s ancestral home in Pabna district of Bangladesh will be converted into a museum. The decision of converting the house as a museum was passed by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 10 July 2014.

The court ordered to take over the house immediately from Imam Ghazali Institute that is run by Jamaat-e-Islami that had occupied the house for decades.

Suchitra sen, born as Roma Dasgupta Krishna in 1931 spent her childhood in Pabna’s Gopalpur area of Bangladesh. Her family moved to India during the 1947 Partition.

About Suchitra Sen

• Suchitra was an Indian film actress who worked in both Bengali and Hindi films
• She was the first Bengali actress to be awarded at international film festival in 1963. She won the silver medal for Best Actress for Saat Paake Bandha at Russian Film Festival.
• In 1972, she was awarded the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India
• In 2005, she refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest cinematic award in India
• In 2012, she was conferred the West Bengal Government's highest honour: Banga Bibhushan
• Suchitra was born on 6 April 1931 and died on 17 January 2014

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