Actor Tapas Paul passes away

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Actor Tapas Paul passes away

 Entertainment Desk

 Published: 10:42 AM, 18 February 2020   Updated: 07:17 PM, 18 February 2020

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The veteran actor in West Bengal Tapas Paul has passed away of cardiac arrest early Tuesday. He was 61.

Recently, he had gone to Mumbai to visit his daughter. During his return to Kolkata, he complained of chest pain at the Mumbai airport and was rushed to a hospital in Juhu but died around 4:00 am local time, local media reported citing family sources.

Tapas, a two-term MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipore, had been suffering from heart ailments and been to hospitals several times for treatment during the past two years. 

He remained away from films after the CBI arrested him in the Rose Valley chit-fund scam in December 2016 and was given bail after 13 months. 

A romantic hero, having endeared himself to the Bengali audience since his debut film Dadar Kirti in 1980, Tapas became a known household name because of his lead roles in Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986) and Amar Bandhan (1986). 

He made his Bollywood debut in Hiren Nag’s Abodh (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit.

Tapas was awarded the Filmfare Award for Saheb (1981).