Kolkata: Bengali actor Chinmoy Roy, best known for his comic roles, succumbed to a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Roy died at his Salt Lake residence in Kolkata and is survived by his son and daughter. He was 79-years-old.

Born in Kumilla district in present-day Bangladesh in 1940, the actor had started his career in Bengali films in the ‘60s. Roy was best known for his role as Tenida in Charmurti,  a Bengali comedy adventure film directed by Umanath Bhattacharya based on a novel by Narayan Gangopadhyay of the same name. He also gave memorable performances alongside Soumitra Chatterjee and Rabi Ghosh in films such as Basanta Bilap and Dhonni Meye. He was also cast by Satyajit Ray in a small role in children’s fantasy Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.

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He last worked on a script for a film by Indo-Australian director Rajib Ball called Sudama- The Half Man. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, acclaimed actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Aparna Sen have condoled his death.

While Banerjee reminisced his glorious roles such as the character of Tenida as well as his role in Basanta Bilap, Mouchak and more. 

Meanwhile, his co-actor in many movies, Chatterjee, wrote in his condolence post that Roy's potential was “not fully utilised” by the industry and actor-director Aparna Sen, who had acted with Roy in Basanta Bilap said, “one after another people belonging to our era are leaving us. But it has to be accepted.”