Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee gave up the live on Sunday noon after battling for his life for almost forty days. He had tested positive for COVID-19 last month. He was eighty five and is survived by his spouse, a son and a daughter.
“We declare with a significant heart that Shri Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Belly Vue Clinic these days. we have a tendency to pay our deference to his soul,” aforementioned a press release from Belly Vue Clinic wherever he was admitted. The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee actor is best renowned for his collaborations with Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, with whom he had worked in fourteen films. Soumitra Chatterjee is additionally the first Indian film actor bestowed with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest award for artists. In 2017, precisely thirty years when film maker Satyajit Ray was honored with France’s highest civilian award, the desirable Legion of Honor, Chatterjee additionally received the distinguished award. In a career spanning over six decades, Chatterjee worked with Ray, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha and later in his career with Goutam Ghose, Aparna subunit and Rituparno Ghosh.