Renowned Assamese actor Meera Biswas’s body donated to GMCH
Veteran actor of Assam Meera Biswas’s body was donated to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) by her family members on Thursday.
Her eyes were donated to Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya in Guwahati.
The actor’s family members said that late Meera Biswas wanted to donate her body for the medical students. The Ellora Vigyan Mancha formally handed over the body to GMCH. Hospital officials also said that since Meera Biswas was a famous actor of her time, it would be a privilege for the students of their college, and use her body for teaching medical students.
Mira Biswas was 78 when she took her last breath at Down Town Hospital in Guwahati on Tuesday due to a cardiac arrest.
Meera Biswas was born in Nalbari, Assam on December 31, 1943, and was the mother of Bandit Queen Fame actor Seema Biswas. She was recognised as the first artist from Nalbari.
The veteran actor also earned national fame for acting in the critically-acclaimed film 'Water' (2005) by filmmaker Deepa Mehta.
She was also awarded the Jiwan Silpi Adya Sarma award. She had made her debut in the Assamese film Xarapat, directed by Anwar Hussain. The last film she featured in was Jatin Bora-starrer Ratnakar.