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Suchitra Sen stable, under continuous monitoring

Kolkata, Jan 1 : The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, under treatment in the critical care unit (CCU) of a nursing home here, continues to be stable, a medical bulletin said Wednesday.


Undergoing treatment for a chest infection, Sen was Sunday night rushed to the hospital after her condition deteriorated and her heart beat became irregular.

A statement Monday had claimed that her condition was stable.

"Her vital parameters are satisfactory. She had a good night's sleep and had normal prescribed diet," claimed the latest report.

She is being administered antibiotics and other supportive therapies for her respiratory ailment.

According to the bulletin, her condition is under continuous monitoring for her "fluctuating heart rate and oxygen saturation". The proposed cataract surgery stands postponed as of now.

Sen, 82, was admitted to the nursing home last week after she complained of breathlessness.

The actress, whose first film to hit the screen was Bengali movie "Sharey Chuattor", is known for her performances in films like "Deep Jwele Jaai" and "Uttar Falguni" in the same language as well as Hindi movies "Devdas", "Bambai Ka Babu" and "Mamta".

Sen, who bid adieu to acting in 1978, won the best actress award for "Saat Paake Bandha" at the Moscow film festival in 1963.

After her retirement, she has been living a reclusive life and only meets her daughter, actress Moon Moon Sen and grand daughters Raima and Riya Sen.

--IANS (Posted on 01-01-2014)

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