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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 27 September: THESPIAN and actor Dwijen Banerjee is no more. He died of a cardiac arrest around 2 am today at his residence at Golf Green area in south Kolkata.

Family sources said that Banerjee, who turned 68 this 22 September, was suffering from cardiac ailments and had also developed Alzheimer’s disease.

A versatile actor, Banerjee acted in as many as 17 Bengali movies, with notables among them being Jaatishwar (2014), Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy (2012), and Autograph (2010). His last movie is Shajarur Kanta (2015).

He has also acted in numerous TV serials and stage dramas like Amritakkhar, Ghora, Samabartan, Balidan, Abhimukh, Dashchakra, Mallabhumi, and Mustijog. He was conferred the West Bengal Natya Academy Award for Balidan. Banerjee was also the founder of a drama group named Sansrab.

His mortal remains were brought to the Academy of Fine Arts this morning. Veteran actors including Soumitra Chatterjee and Bibhas Chakraborty paid their last tribute. He was then cremated at the Keoratala crematorium in the city. The actor is survived by wife and a daughter.

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