Cabaret dancer Arati Das (Photo: Gautam Chintamani's Twitter)
Cabaret dancer Arati Das (Photo: Gautam Chintamani's Twitter)

Kolkata's first cabaret dancer Miss Shefali passes away at 77

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2020 18:50 IST

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], Feb 6 (ANI): Veteran actor and Kolkata's first cabaret dancer Aarati Das passed away at an age of 77 on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.
The dancer better known by her stage name Miss Shefali took her last breath at her residence in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
Besides her career in dancing, Das has also acted in several Bengali films including two films by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray - Pratidwandi and Seemabaddha.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over Das's demise later in the day and tweeted, "Saddened at the passing away of actress Arati Das, famous under her screen name, Miss Shefali. She appeared in two of Satyajit Ray's films, Pratidwandi and Seemabaddha. Condolences to her family and her admirers."
The late dancer has also worked for stage dramas and some of her noted dramas include 'Ashlil', 'Samrat o Sundari' and 'Saheb Bibi Golam'.
An autobiography of the dancer by the name of 'Sandhya Rater Sefali' was published recently. (ANI)

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