Raima Sen, who is feeling the guilt after the death of her grandmother and legendary Bollywood actress Suchitra Sen, says that her granny wanted to see her get married, the actress has now told that she will fulfill her last wish
This is the first time Raima has lost someone so close to her.
“I am stricken with guilt and regret. It’s going to take a long to heal. Should I have spent more time with my grandmother? I guess the time you get with those you love is never enough. Thank god I wasn’t somewhere else when she went,” said Raima, daughter of Moon Moon Sen.
“Her last wish was to see me get married. I want her wish for me to come true,” she added.
Sen, the reclusive Bengali screen goddess, died Jan 17. She was 82 years old.
“Why am I feeling so empty and guilty? I think I should’ve spent more time with my grand mom. My mother, my sister (Riya) and I are the only family she had, the only people she wanted to connect with. We felt responsible towards her. It’s a terrible loss,” said the actress of films like ‘Chokher Bali’ and ‘Anuranan’.
Recalling her final days, Raima said, “She was conscious of her condition in hospital. But none of us thought she would go away. Her health didn’t seem so bad..She was chatting asking about how her home was doing in her absence…We would bring her ‘ghar ka khana’ in the hospital. She would eat it cautiously. She also ate the hospital food.”
“I really don’t know what my mother will do without my grandmother now. They were one another’s universe. To my mother, her mother mattered the most. My mom’s bonding with my grandmother can’t be compared with what my sister and I shared with our grandmother. Riya and I have our lives. But for our mom, her mother was her universe,” said Raima.
“My grandmother and mother were best friends. It’s surprising how different they were and yet they understood one another completely. It was a very difficult situation for my grandmother when my mother got married, moved out of her home and had her own family.”