Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was born on this day in 1935
West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says the state government should take an initiative to build an archive of Soumitra Chatterjee's life and work.
Director Satyajit Ray chose Chatterjee to act in his political films such as 'Hirak Rajar Deshe' (1980), 'Ghare Baire' (1984) and 'Ganashatru' (1989) to bring various socio-political issues to the fore.
Actors, politicians, writers, and fans took to social media to salute the actor's life and craft.
Soumitra Chatterjee leaves behind a legacy and a presence that will be almost impossible to replace
The actor who represented the ‘urban, intellectual Bengali’ has been one of the biggest stars of India’s parallel cinema
Family informed, hoping for a miracle, say doctors
'Soumitra Chatterjee's condition has neither improved nor has it worsened. The condition is the same as yesterday as of now,' a family member said.
Though the 85-year-old's organs were functioning "well", the platelet count has dropped and the level of urea and sodium in his blood has gone up, said Dr Arindam Kar
Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 on october 6 and was shifted to the hospital in Kolkata for immediate treatment.
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