Veteran actor Smriti Biswas passes away, Hansal Mehta pays tribute

She breathed her last on Wednesday night, following age-related issues. She was 100.
Smriti Biswas
Smriti Biswas

Veteran actor Smriti Biswas, who worked in a number of Hindi, Marathi and Bengali films, has died at her residence in Maharashtra's Nashik city, sources said on Thursday. Smriti was 100. She breathed her last late Wednesday night following age-related issues, according to a report in PTI.

A noted yesteryear actor, she was living in a one-room-kitchen rented flat in the Nashik Road area here. She started her career as a child artist and featured in movies of notable filmmakers like Guru Dutt, V Shantaram, Mrinal Sen, Bimal Roy, BR Chopra and Raj Kapoor. Smriti also co-starred with actors like Dev Anand, Kishore Kumar and Balraj Sahni in various films.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Instagram to share some photos of the actor and paying his respects to her. He wrote in the caption, “Go away in peace and to a happier place dear Smritiji. Thank you for blessing our lives. RIP Smriti Biswas.”

Smriti made her feature film debut with the Bengali movie Sandhya (1930). Model Girl (1960) was her last Hindi film.

The actor had quit acting after marrying filmmaker SD Narang. After her husband's death, she shifted to Nashik. Smriti recently celebrated her 100th birthday on February 17, 2024. She is survived by two sons Rajeev and Satyajeet.

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