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Noted Sikkim film actor DK Lepcha, born as Dhan Kumari Pradhan, died of COVID-19 on Monday.

According to officials, she had tested positive for the virus and passed away at the STNM Hospital.

Lepcha was also a diabetic.

Fondly called Mannu Tatha, she had appeared in many Nepali films, stage shows, music videos, telefilms and serials.

One of her last releases was the Priyanka Chopra-produced Nepali language film, Pahuna (2017).

Lepcha’s husband, Bhanu Lepcha (Beta), is also under quarantine.

As a political activist, Lepcha was associated with the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), where she was the convener of the party’s culture wing.

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