Soumitra Chatterjee

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday. He was 85 and is survived by wife, son and daughter.

“We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul,” the hospital said in its statement.

Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6.

The legendary actor was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, besides winning three National Film Awards, Indian Express reported.

Born on January 19, 1935, Chatterjee learned acting from noted theatre personality Ahindra Choudhury.

The Dada Saheb Phalke awardee was on life support and his physiological system was not responding on Sunday.

Chatterjee, who acted in more than 200 films, was active in Kolkata-based Bengali theatre as well. As a writer, he even published 12 poetry books.

Chatterjee was known for his collaboration with Oscar-winner Satyajit Ray and the Feluda series.

The thespian immortalised the titular role of Feluda in Satyajit Ray’s films.

Chatterjee was also a part of several other works of Satyajit Ray including Apu’r Sangshar or The World Of Apu.

Some of Chatterjee’s best works include Ashani Sanket, Ghare Baire, Aranyer Din Ratri, Charulata, Shakha Proshakha, Jhinder Bandi, Saat Pake Bandha, and more.

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