Veteran singer-actor Shakti Thakur died on Monday morning at his residence right here following a cardiac arrest, relations stated. He was 73. Thakur is survived by spouse and two daughters — Monali, who can also be a well-liked singer, and Mehuli. He had been affected by varied age-related illnesses over the previous few years. “Sri Sakti Thakur… my father, my all… the core of my existence, my biggest critic and cheerleader and my Teacher.. the Angelic hand above my head.. amar Baba.. physically left us… “
I had by no means seen a extra type hearted and a extra humble particular person in my life… not jack of all trades however actually grasp of many… his humility shocked me all through my life… a mind too environment friendly for others to catch as much as him,” Monali, who is currently in Switzerland, wrote on Instagram.
His other daughter, Mehuli, said on Facebook, “My father isn’t any extra….he has died of large cardiac arrest. Could not do something.”
Condoling Thakur’s demise, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated his demise was an “irreparable loss to the music world”.
“Saddened to listen to the information of Shakti Thakur’s demise. A famous playback singer in Bengali and Hindi movies and an actor, Shakti Thakur gained recognition within the 80s as one of the modern trendy music artists. His demise is an irreparable loss to the music world,” the CM tweeted.
Thakur made his debut as a playback singer in Tapan Sinha’s ‘Harmonium’ in 1976. He had regaled the audience with his melodious voice in several Bengali films in the 1980s. He also played supporting roles in ‘Dadar Kirti,’ and ‘Bhalobasa Bhalobasa’, among other films.
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