Tarun Kumar dead

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By Staff Reporter in Calcutta
  • Published 27.10.03

Calcutta, Oct. 27: Actor Tarun Kumar died this morning. He was 72.

Kumar was hospitalised on October 17 after he vomited blood. He later went into a coma.

Buroda, as he was known, was the younger brother of Bengali cinema’s greatest star, Uttam Kumar. But he had cut a niche for himself in Bengali films with films like Deya Neya, Jhinder Bandi, Rater Rajanigandha, Shesh Anka, Stree, Banpalashir Padabali and Pratham Kadam Phool among others.

Kumar acted in over 500 films since making his debut with Hrod in 1954. He received the President’s award for Dadathakur in 1966. Equally successful on stage, Nahabat, in which he had one of the main roles, ran for about seven years. Actors of all agegroups and the chief minister condoled his death.

Kumar left behind his wife and daughter.