Kolkata, Jan 9 IANS | 12 months ago

Bengali veteran actress Suchitra Sen has become "weak" due to poor food intake although her cardiac condition is stable, a medical bulletin said Thursday.


According to the latest bulletin, "her oxygen saturation again dipped Wednesday evening but with intensive chest physiotherapy, it has now stabilized. Her cardiac condition remains stable.

"In view of her poor food intake, she is weak and her dietary therapy has been intensified. She is being seen by two pulmonologists," it said.

Following complications, Sen was put on the ventilator Jan 3.

According to experts, her respiratory tract infection is under control though it still remains detrimental to her health.

The 82-year-old actress was undergoing treatment for chest infection at a nursing home since Dec 23. Her condition worsened Dec 28 night.

Dubbed as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema, Sen is known for her performances in films "Deep Jwele Jaai" and "Uttar Falguni" in Bengali as well as Hindi movies "Devdas", "Bombai Ka Babu", "Mamta" and "Aandhi".

She won the best actress award for "Saat Paake Bandha" at the Moscow Film Festival in 1963.

(Posted on 09-01-2014)