We mourn the passing of Shaoli Mitra

Eminent actress and theatre personality Shaoli Mitra, daughter of legendary actors Sambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra, passed away in Kolkata on 16 January 2022. Shaoli Mitra has been honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Banga Bibhushan, and Padma Shri. She played Amal in Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Dakghar’, when she was quite young. She also acted in Ritwik Ghatak’s Jukti Takko Aar Gappo. A gifted actor, director, and playwright, Mitra will be remembered by her fans and critics alike for her outstanding solo performances as Draupadi in “Naathvati Anaathbat” (which she also wrote and directed), and as Sita in “Sitakatha” or Bitata Bitangso. Her contribution in the contemporary theatre movement is unparalleled.


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