New Delhi: Popular Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal passed away at a private hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. Reports claimed that Pal was suffering from various ailments and was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. He was 61.Also Read - I'm No Astrologer But...: Mamata Banerjee on Who Will be Leader of Opposition Ahead of 2024 Polls
In 2014 general elections, he had registered victory from the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency on a TMC ticket. Also Read - Centre To Bring Privilege Motion Against TMC MPs For Misbehaving With IT Minister Vaishnaw: Report
In December 2016, the actor-turned-politician was arrested by the CBI for alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund scam. However, he was granted bail after 13 months. Also Read - TMC Martyr's Day: Mamata Banerjee Tells Regional Parties To Oust BJP, Pitches For United Opposition
Born on September 29, 1958, Pal started his career at the age of 22. He came to limelight in 1980 with the release of his debut film Dadar Kirti . He was awarded the Filmfare Award for his role in Saheb. He had also worked in Bollywood films.