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Popular Bengali actor Pijush Ganguly passes away after fatal road accident

PTI 25 Oct 2015, 14:43:43 IST

Kolkata: Bengali film, television, and stage actor Pijush Ganguly, who met with an accident last week, passed away at a city hospital early on Sunday.

Ganguly, 50, was survived by his wife and a son. "He died at 2.45 AM because of multi-organ failure and fat embolism in a case polytrauma after he met with a road accident on Tuesday," said a senior official of the Belle Vue Clinic, where he had been admitted. His condition turned critical yesterday and he had been put under ventilation with full life support as his parameters had been fluctuating massively.

The noted character actor's condition deteriorated so much that doctors had to cancel the second operation which was slated last afternoon. Ganguly and dancer Malabika Sen were injured when his MUV collided head-on with a bus at Santragachi in Howrah district on October 20 when they were returning to the city after a show. Sen is now out of danger.

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee also paid a visit to enquire about his condition, on the day he was admitted.

Ganguly started his career as a stage actor and later worked in television and films. He acted in acclaimed films like Goynar Baksho​ by Aparna Sen, Laptop by Kaushik Ganguly, Byomkesh Bakshi by Anjan Dutta, Iti Srikanta by Anjan Das and Mahulbanir Sereng by Sekhar Das.