Veteran Indian actress Aarati Das passes away
She took her last breath at her residence.
Veteran actor Aarati Das passed away at an age of 77 on Thursday, February 6, following a cardiac arrest.
The dancer better known by her stage name Miss Shefali took her last breath at her residence in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. Besides her career in dancing, Das has also acted in several Bengali films including two films by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray - Pratidwandi and Seemabaddha.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over Das's demise later in the day and tweeted, "Saddened at the passing away of actress Arati Das, famous under her screen name, Miss Shefali. She appeared in two of Satyajit Ray's films, Pratidwandi and Seemabaddha. Condolences to her family and her admirers."
The late dancer has also worked for stage dramas and some of her noted dramas include 'Ashlil', 'Samrat o Sundari' and 'Saheb Bibi Golam'.
An autobiography of the dancer by the name of 'Sandhya Rater Sefali' was published recently.