Suchitra Sen's last wish was to play Ma Sarada

Friday, 17 January 2014 - 8:46pm IST | Place: Kolkata | Agency: PTI

A disciple of the Ramakrishna Math, Suchitra Sen's last wish was to enact the role of saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa's wife and spiritual leader Ma Sarada Devi, a family friend of the legendary actor said.

After her last film 'Pranay Pasha' in 1978, Sen became very close to monks of the Ramakrishna Math in Belurmath, few kilometres away from the city.

"Her last wish was also to play the role of Ma Sarada. But it remained unfulfilled. She had said many times that she wanted to act in such a film," Sen's close friend Gopal Krishna Roy said today.

The yesteryear actor was a close disciple of the monastic order and while living the life of a recluse in her apartment in the southern part of the city, Suchitra used to spent most of the time in reading books on spirituality and listening to devotional songs, Roy said.

It was learnt that even during her last days at the Belle Vue Clinic, photographs of Ma Sarada and other religious texts were kept close to her bed.

Devotional songs were also played in the hospital at the legendary actress' request where monks often visited to see her. 

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