Legendary Actor Soumitra Chatterjee Dies At 85 In Kolkata

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'Indian Cinema Lost A Legend': Tributes Pour As Soumitra Chatterjee Dies

Soumitra Chatterjee died at the moment in Kolkata.

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, one in every of Bengal’s most celebrated actors, died at the moment. He was 85. Mr Chatterjee examined constructive for COVID-19 final month and was taken to hospital. Mr Chatterjee is survived by spouse, son and daughter. “We declare with heavy coronary heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his final at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic at the moment (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul,” the hospital mentioned in its assertion.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was amongst a bunch of host of leaders who paid their tributes to the actor.

“Feluda’ is not any extra. ‘Apu’ mentioned goodbye. Farewell, Soumitra (Da) Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his lifetime. Worldwide, Indian and Bengali cinema has misplaced an enormous. We’ll miss him dearly. The movie world in Bengal has been orphaned,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.

“Finest recognized for his movies with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da was conferred with Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan & a number of Nationwide Awards. An incredible loss. Saddened. Condolences to his household, the movie fraternity & his admirers the world over,” she added.

Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6, only a day after he examined constructive for COVID-19. The actor examined detrimental a bit after per week on October 14 however he remained admitted due to well being problems, particularly COVID-19 induced encephalopathy.

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Inside a number of days after Mr Chatterjee examined detrimental, the docs mentioned he was recovering and would be capable to stroll in a number of days. Nevertheless on October 25, Dr Arindam Kar, who was main the medical staff treating Mr Chatterjee, mentioned: “You all know he’s not conserving nicely. His consciousness, regardless of all our efforts, just isn’t enhancing. Fairly it has gone down.”

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