Veteran Indian actress Suchitra Sen has died in the eastern city of Calcutta, aged 82.
Sen had been admitted to a hospital in the city last month with a chest infection and her condition worsened on Thursday night, doctors said.
Known as the Greta Garbo of India for leading a reclusive life after she left films, Sen was an iconic star of regional Bengali cinema.
She also acted in a number of Bollywood films such as Devdas and Aandhi.
Sen teamed up with Bengali star Uttam Kumar to form a popular pair that delivered a series of hits in Bengali cinema for over two decades.
But she quit films in 1978 and led a hermit-like existence, reportedly refusing to meet people outside her own family. She had not been seen in public or photographed in the past three decades.