Her death will create a void in the world of culture and art, says the President
Suchitra Mitra, legendary exponent of Rabindra Sangeet (Rabindranath Tagore's songs), died in her South Kolkata residence on Monday after protracted illness. She was 86.
Her death in the 150th birth anniversary year of Tagore, the Nobel laureate, did more than just cast a gloom over the world of culture and art; it marked the end of an era.
President Pratibha Patil, in a condolence message from Goa, described Ms. Mitra as a “renowned exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, a great name in the field of the performing arts, a creative genius and a versatile personality.”