The actress better known as Dona in the film industry shot fame from a film where she played the lesbian partner with Locket Chatterjee. A lip-locking scene in Chhoye Chhuti instantly won her recognition.
Srabonti was first married to Sukanta Das, with whom she had a teenage son. But, unfortunately Rohit, her son committed suicide on June, 2011 that left her into depression.
"In fact, she had paid a visit to her ex-husband's place on Monday to attend the last ritual of her son. She looked disturbed after coming back. That night, I had gone to bed after dinner. Soon after, around 11.45pm, I heard her scream from the kitchen. I rushed to find her in flames," said Das.
Das added that Srabonti was first taken to a nearby nursing home and then to MCHC. She died around 12.40pm on Wednesday. Before her death, she apparently told police that she had gone to the kitchen to boil milk. But it is not yet clear on how the fire caught her.
"She had sustained 40% burn injuries. But with parts of her face and her limbs burnt, she seemed worried that she would not be able to go back to the showbiz world. We were even planning to shift her to a nursing home after she got better in MCHC," said Das. Dona was looking forward to the release of 'Proxy' where she played the lead role. Apart from that, she was also working for jatras with her husband.