Biplab Ketan Chakraborty, veteran Bengali theatre artiste, passed away onÂ FridayÂ after prolonged illness. He was 72. For a long time, Chakraborty was suffering from liver diseases.
Chakraborty breathed his last at his Dhakuria residence in South Kolkata at around 4 am, his family told media. He is survived by dancer wife Dipali Chakraborty and actress daughters Sudipta Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakraborty and dancer Bidisha Chakraborty.
A popular face in the theatre movement, Chakraborty was a part of the 'Chetana' theatre group from the 70s till early 90s and played a vital role in 'Marich Sangbad'. He then founded the 'Theatrewala' group.
Apart from theatres, Chakraborty also acted in Bengali films Chander Bari and Bhalobasar Anek Naam. He was also a popular face on small screen for his varied roles in mega-serials like Janmabhoomi.