Former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul died at the age of 61 in a private hospital in Mumbai early Tuesday. Tapas Paul was a noted actor of Bengali films.
Family sources said that Paul went to Mumbai to meet his daughter. On his return to Kolkata, he complained of chest pain at Mumbai airport after which he was rushed to a hospital in Juhu where he died at around four in the morning. He was suffering from cardiovascular diseases and was being treated continuously for the last two years.
King of Bangla cinema.
Former Trinamool MP and MLA.
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Paul has twice been MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipur. He is survived by his wife and a daughter. Born on 29 September 1958, Paul started his career at the age of 22 and gained popularity in 1980 with his debut film Dadar Keerti. Later, many of his films became popular including Saheb (1981), Parbat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anuragar Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986). He was awarded the Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb. Pal also acted in Bollywood films. She starred in the film ‘Abodh’ alongside Madhuri Dixit.
Former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal passed away in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest, early morning today.
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He made his Bollywood debut with the film Abodh. He was opposite Madhuri Dixit was in this film. Apart from the film and political world, Paul was also very much involved in controversies. In December 2016, he was also arrested in the Rose Valley chit fund scam. He was arrested by the CBI. Paul was granted bail after 13 months. Since then, he has distanced himself from films.