Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata today (15). He was 85 at the time of his death.
The octogenarian actor’s health condition deteriorated extremely over the past 2 days. Chatterjee’s prolonged stay at the hospital since 6 October had taken a toll on his health. On 5 October, Chatterjee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and got admitted to the hospital the very next morning.
An official statement confirming Chatterjee’s demise said, “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 85-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and one of the most celebrated actors in Bengali cinema was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kolkata’s Belle Vue Hospital for almost 40 days.
Chatterjee had worked in acclaimed films like Ashani Sanket, Ghare Baire, Aranyer Din Ratri, Charulata, Shakha Proshakha, Jhinder Bandi and Saat Pake Bandha, among others. He was best known for his work with acclaimed director Satyajit Ray.