Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the demise of Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, saying it’s a colossal loss to the world of cinema.
“Shri Soumitra Chatterjee’s demise is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural lifetime of West Bengal and India. By way of his works, he got here to embody Bengali sensibilities, feelings and ethos. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his household and admirers. Om Shanti,” the prime minister tweeted.
In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind had mentioned that Chatterjee will likely be remembered for the ‘Apu’ trilogy and different memorable performances in Satyajit Ray’s masterpieces.
“With the passing of Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian cinema has misplaced one among its legends. He will likely be specifically remembered for the ‘Apu’ trilogy and different memorable performances in Satyajit Ray’s masterpieces. He made immense contribution to the craft of performing,” he mentioned.
The 85-year-old breathed his final at Belle Vue Hospital in Kolkata.
The actor was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he examined constructive for the coronavirus illness (Covid-19). He was later shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as Covid encephalopathy set in, affecting his central nervous system and inflicting renal dysfunction.
He recovered from the an infection subsequently, however his well being situation didn’t enhance, regardless of a number of plasma therapies, dialysis and tracheotomy.
“We declare with a heavy coronary heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his final at 12:15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic as we speak (November 15 2020). We pay our homage to his soul,” the hospital mentioned in a press release.
A number of actors and administrators, who’ve labored with the Dada Saheb Phalke awardee, mourned his demise.
In a profession spanning six a long time, Chatterjee has acted in additional than 300 movies.