Today marks the 7th death anniversary of legendary actor Suchitra Sen. The actor breathed her last on January 17 in 2013 in Kolkata. The star orginally hailed from Pabna. The district’s administration, in collaboration with Suchitra Sen Smrity Shangrakhhan Parishad, have organised various programmes, commemorating the diva’s life and works.
Born on April, 6 in 1931, Suchitra Sen grew up Gopalpur, in a small district town and started her academic journey with Mahakali Pathshala. She later pursued education from Pabna Govt Girls High School, where she studied until class-IX. Her family shifted India long before the liberation. “Suchitra Sen had no touch with Pabna since her departure from the ancestral house till death. However, she still lives in our hearts,” says Dr Noresh Chandra Modhu, Secretary of Suchitra Sen Smrity Shangrakhhan Parishad, Pabna.
Suchitra’s ancestral house in Pabna was illegally occupied since three decades until it was finally freed in 2014 and opened to visitors. “After a long smuggle, we have finally managed to free the historic house of Suchitra Sen. We wish to establish this place as a museum, treasuring her memories, he adds.”
Pabna district administration plans to start the day by garnering statue of Sen with flowers at her ancestral house. This session will be followed by a rally, discussions and a cultural programme at the Pabna Govt Girls High School.