Bhubaneswar: Popular Odia album actress, Deepa Sahu died on Monday after battling cancer for over a year. She breathed her last at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, confirmed her husband, Manindra Dutta.
Deepa was hospitalised after her condition deteriorated last month. The family of Deepa had also sought help from different quarters for her treatment.
“Deepa was a good actor. She was battling cancer since long. But it was only last month that we came to know about it. Later, we had created a group and collected funds for her treatment,” said actress, Snigdha Mohanty.
According to Mohanty, Deepa never told that she was suffering from cancer. After her admission in Capital Hospital, she was shifted to AIIMS and then to a private hospital.
“Deepa and I had acted in a film. It was then when I had asked her to try her luck in acting and she had proved her mettle in acting as well,” said Mohanty.
Deepa was a well-known name in the album industry and also acted in several Odia films and television serials.