Bengali actor Aindrila Sharma died on Sunday after a week-long battle for life following a brain stroke, her family said. She was 24 and survived by her parents.
Aindrila Sharma, a native of Murshidabad district, was a well-known face on Bengali television, appearing in serials such as ‘Jiyon Kathi’, ‘Jhumur’ and ‘Jiban Jyoti’.
She survived cancer twice and returned to the screen in 2015. Aindrila Sharma suffered from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. She was treated with surgery and chemoradiation.
She was admitted to a private hospital in Howrah on November 1 after a brain stroke, and the CT scan of her brain showed a massive haemorrhage on the left side.
“She underwent critical surgery, and a biopsy showed that she was having brain metastases. She was treated by a team of neurosurgeon, neurologist, critical care specialist, infectious disease specialist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist,” the hospital said.