Actress-singer Ruma Guha Thakurta passes away


The couple divorced in 1960, after which Ruma tied the knot with Arup Guha Thakurta. Advertising

Ruma Guha was singer-actor Kishore Kumar’s first wife. My condolences to her family and her admirers.”
(With inputs from PTI)

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After making her silver screen debut with Hindi film Jwar Bhata in 1944, Ruma Guha Thakurta, a niece of filmmaker Satyajit Ray, went on to star in Bengali movies like Ganga, Abhijaan, Palatak, Antony Firingee, 80 Te Asio Na, Balika Badhu, Dadar Kirti, 36 Chowringhee Lane, Amrita Kumbher Sandhane, Bhalobasa Bhalobasa and Wheelchair. Her contribution to the field of cinema and music will always be remembered. “Dada (Amit) is coming here this evening. Ruma and Arup have two chilren, Sromona Guha Thakurta and Ayan Guha Thakurta. She wrote, “Saddened at the passing away of Ruma Guha Thakurta. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee shared her condolences on Twitter. She was last seen in English film The Namesake. He will be taking all the decisions (about her last rites),” Ayan said. Ayan said his mother had returned to Kolkata only a month back after a three-month stay with Amit Kumar in Mumbai. Ruma Guha Thakurta also founded the Calcutta Youth Choir, a song and dance troupe, in 1958, which is known for its performance of folk and mass songs. They have a son, Amit Kumar. The two got married in 1951. Apart from acting, Ruma was a popular playback singer too.