17 January 2014 Current Affairs

Legendary Bengali Actress Suchitra Sen Died

Legendary Bengali actress of yesteryears Suchitra Sen died in Kolkata on 17 January . She was 82. She was born as Rama Dasgupta in Pabna district of West Bengal on 16 April 1931. She was famously known as the Greta Garbo of Bengali cinema and had worked in more than 60 films, the most memorable being Aandhi in hindi and Deep Jwele Jai in Bengali. For Aandhi she was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. In 1955, Suchitra Sen starred as Paro in her first Hindi film Devdas which was Bimal Roy’s adaptation of Bengali classic Devdas. She played the leading lady opposite Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in the film. Suchitra Sen was the first Indian actress to receive an award at an international film festival when, at the 1963 Moscow International Film Festival, she won the Silver Prize for Best Actress for Saat Paake Bandha.In 2012, Suchitra Sen received the Banga Bibhushan award from the government of West Bengal.

Tamil Nadu Governor Inaugurated 15th Express Technology Sabha

Tamil Nadu Governor, Rosaiah inaugurated  15th Express Technology Sabha on 17 January .The annual event is an established platform to share ideas, best practices and innovations on e-governance from senior government IT officials across the India.

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