Veteran Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal died of cardiac arrest early this morning. He was 61.
Paul, who had gone to Mumbai to visit his daughter, complained of chest pain at the Mumbai airport during his return to Kolkata and was rushed to a hospital in Juhu but died around 4 am, a family sources said.
Paul was said to have been suffering from heart ailments since past two years.
Paul remained away from films after CBI arrested him in the Rose Valley chit-fund scam in December 2016 and was given bail after 13 months.
Actor and politician Tapas Paul passes away
He was a two-term MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipore. Paul is survived by his daughter and wife.
Not only was he a famed actor in Bengali cinema, but he was also well known in Hindi cinema. Actress Madhuri Dixit marked her debut in Bollywood alongside Paul in the 1984 film ‘Abodh’.
May his soul rest in peace!