18 February 2020
Bhubaneswar: Veteran Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul breathed his last today at the age of 61 from a private hospital in Mumbai.
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 of cardiac arrest at around 4 am, family sources said.
He had been suffering from heart ailments for the past few years and had been in and out of hospitals since last two years.
Paul is a two-term MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipore and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Known for his romantic movies, Paul debuted in Bengali cinema at the age of 22 and shot to fame with his debut film Dadar Kirti, which was critically acclaimed, in 1980. He won hearts with Saheb (1981), Parabat Priya (1984), Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (1985), Anurager Choyan (1986), Amar Bandhan (1986) and Guru Dakshina (1987).
Paul featured in two Odia movies Suna Pua (2013) and Topae Sindura Si Pata Sankha (2013). He made his debut in (1984) opposite .
Paul remained away from films and politics after CBI arrested him in the Rose Valley chit fund scam in December 2016 and was given bail after 13 months.