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Actress-Singer Ruma Guha Thakurta, Once Married To Kishore Kumar, Dies At 84

Veteran Bengali actress Ruma Guha Thakurta, best known for her roles in Satyajit Ray-directed films such as Ganashatru (1989) and Abhijan(1962), died in Kolkata today morning at her Ballygunge residence. She was 84. The funeral will be held in Kolkata today evening. Ruma Guha Thakurta was born in Kolkata in 1934. The actress was married to Kishore Kumar from 1950 to 1958. Their son Amit Kumar (now 66) is a singer and composer for Bollywood movies. After her divorce, Ruma Guha Thakurta married Arup Guha Thakurta, with whom she has daughter Sromona Guha Thakurta, also a singer. Ruma Guha Thakurta founded the Calcutta Youth Choir in 1958.

Within hours after the tragic news was shared, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned the actress on Twitter: “Saddened at the passing away of Ruma Guha Thakurta. Her contribution to the field of cinema and music will always be remembered. My condolences to her family and her admirers.”

News Credit – NDTV

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