Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee dies in Kolkata

Published : 15 Nov 2020, 13:26

Sahos Desk

On Sunday, legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee died in a hospital in Kolkata. He'd been 85.

At 12:15 pm, at the Belle Vue Clinic, the Dadasaheb Phalke awardee breathed his last.

He was admitted to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for about 40 days. He was admitted to the hospital after having been diagnosed with coronavirus on October 6.

Chatterjee has received many awards and honours, including the Padma Bhushan, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, national awards and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna, as one of Bengal's most celebrated actors.

He is best known for his collaboration with Oscar-winner Satyajit Ray and the Feluda film.

This afternoon, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bengal Minister Aroop Biswas, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay of Bengal and Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma of Kolkata rushed to the hospital.

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