Bengali actor and former MP Tapas Paul passes away at 61

Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Paul passed away early Tuesday in Mumbai after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 61.

According to the sources, Paul who had gone to Mumbai to visit his daughter, complained of chest pain at the Mumbai airport and was rushed to a hospital but died early morning today.

Paul was a two-term MP from Krishnanagar.

He is survived by his daughter and wife.

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed shocked to hear about the demise of Tapas Paul.

“Saddened & shocked to hear about the demise of Tapas Paul. He was a superstar of Bengali cinema who was a member of the Trinamool family.Tapas served the people as a two-term MP and MLA. We will miss him dearly. My condolences to his wife Nandini, daughter Sohini & his many fans,” Mamata tweeted.

In December 2016, Paul was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley chit-fund scam. He was released after serving a 13 months sentence.

He made his Bollywood debut in Hiren Nag’s Abodh (1984) opposite Madhuri Dixit.