Padma Shri award winning Bengali actress Supriya Devi passed away after prolonged illness. She was 83-years-old at the time of her death.
Supriya was born in Myitkyina, Burma. Her father was Gopal Chandra Banerjee, a lawyer. He is from Faridpur (now in Bangladesh). During World War II, her family moved to Calcutta in India.
Devi is best known for her portrayal of Neeta in Ritwik Ghatak's Bengali film Megha Dhaka Tara (1960). She has been conferred upon with the BFJA Award for two times. In 2011, Devi received the Banga-Vibhushan, the highest civilian honour in West Bengal.
In 2014, Devi was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for her contributions to the entertainment industry.