Moushumi Chatterjee Shattered After Losing her Daughter

Moushumi Chatterjee Shattered After Losing her Daughter

Yesteryears actress Moushumi Chatterjee loses her elder daughter with whose in-laws and husband she had had a bitter courtroom battle with
Moushumi Chatterjee Shattered After Losing her Daughter
Moushumi Chatterjee

In a shocking though not unexpected turn of  events, yesteryears’ box-office queen, the ebullient  Moushumi Chatterjee known for her  dancing eyes and  mischievous  smile, lost her  daughter  Payal after  a long battle to save her life. Payal suffered from a lethal form of  diabetes. Married into a business family, Payal was apparently in a coma  for  some  time year. Last year Moushumi went  through a bitter courtroom battle with her  daughter’s husband  and in-laws over Payal’s medical treatment and visiting rights. She accused her daughter’s in-laws  of neglect  and  refusal to let the  mother meet her daughter. Charges that they vehemently denied.

Moushumi Chatterjee with daughter Payal

In an interview to me in 2017 when  Moushumi’s  last  film Piku  was  released, the actress  had  proudly  said to me, “Both my daughters are well-settled. The elder one Payal works with Disney and the  younger Megha did two films  but quit to become a  social worker. Everyone  comes with  their own destiny in  life.” Unfortunately, the happiness did not last long as the conflict with her daughter’s family soon hit the headlines.

In  the past few  Moushumi has become  increasingly secluded   from the  film industry. An old colleague and co-star says, “I haven’t seen Moushumi for years. She  has  shown no interest in keeping  up with any of her colleagues. I’m shocked  to hear about her daughter. May  God give Moushumi  the strength  to deal with this tragedy.”

Moushumi is known for her roles in films like Manzil (with Amitabh Bachchan that had the evergreen song Rimzhim gire saawan), Angoor (with Sanjeev Kumar) and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan to name just a few. She was last seen in the Deepika Padukone-Amitabh Bachchan-Irrfan starrer Piku where she had a cameo as Deepika’s aunt.

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