Lolita Chatterjee, who made her debut in the 1964 Bengali classic ‘Bibhas’ opposite Uttam Kumar, passed away at the age of 81 on Wednesday. She was rushed to a city nursing home on Tuesday night after suffering a massive cerebral stroke and was on life support. Lolita breathed her last at around 2.35 pm on Wednesday.
After making a successful debut opposite Uttam Kumar, Chatterjee acted in a few Bengali films and then moved to Mumbai. She appeared in a few films through the 1960s and ’70s and played small yet pivotal roles in ‘Raat Andheri Thi’, ‘Aap Ki Kasam’, ‘Talaash’, ‘Victoria no 203’ and ‘Pushpanjali’.
She also featured in many stage productions in the ’70s and early ’80s. The veteran actress somehow faded out of view until she was seen in Goutam Ghose’s ‘Shunyo Awnko’ in 2013. The actress recently played the lead in Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s ‘Jonaki’ and was seen in a key role in Arindam Sil’s recently released ‘Asche Abar Shabor’.