Actor Rita Koiral passes away

19 Nov 2017

A familiar face in TV serials and films, Rita Koiral died of cancer at a private hospital here today, the members of her family said. Koiral had acted in films such as 'Asukh' (1999) by Rituparno Ghosh and 'Paromitar Ekdin' (2008) by Aparna Sen and 'Dutta Vs Dutta' (2012) by Anjan Dutt. She was working in popular soaps like 'Rakhi Bandhan' and 'Stree' which are currently on air. She was 58 and is survived by a daughter. The actor was diagnosed with liver cancer around two months ago. Since then, she had been admitted to the hospital several times and used to resume work after being discharged. She was taken home after chemotherapy 7 days back and her condition was serious ever since. Koiral was re-admitted to the hospital early today after her condition turned critical. (PTI)