Legendary Bengali film actor Chinmoy Roy, known for his excellence in comic roles, has died after suffering a heart attack, family sources said. Also Read - Over 15 Lakh Vaccinated, 11 Hospitalised Across India So Far, 6 Deaths Unrelated: Govt

Roy, 79, passed away at around 10.20 p.m on Sunday at his residence at Salt Lake in Kolkata. Also Read - FAU-G Mobile Game to be Launched on Republic Day | Here’s How to Download The Game

Born in 1940 in Comilla, now in Bangladesh, Roy began his career with Bengali group theatre before debuting in films in 1966 with Tapan Sinha’s cult movie Galpo Holeo Sotyi. Also Read - BJP, TMC Lock Horns Over Jai Shri Ram Chants as Mamata Refuses to Address Netaji Event in Kolkata | Key Points

He carved a niche in the Bengali comedy genre by playing memorable roles in movies like Basanta Bilap, Dhanyi Meye, Nanigopaler Biye, Mouchak and Subarno Golok.

He also acted in Satyajit Ray’s classic Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and earned plaudits for his role of the fictional character Tenida in the 1978 film Charmurti.