Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday afternoon in Kolkata, after battling ill health for over a month. The Dadasaheb Phalke award-winning actor is celebrated for his collaborations with Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray and his sixty-year-long contribution to cinema.
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Tributes instantly poured in online to honour and remember the actor's rich legacy.
With the passing of Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian cinema has lost one of its legends. He will be specially remembered for the 'Apu' trilogy and other memorable performances in Satyajit Ray's masterpieces. He made immense contribution to the craft of acting.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 15, 2020
Shri Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India. Through his works, he came to embody Bengali sensibilities, emotions and ethos. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 15, 2020
request friends in the media to not call and ask for a ‘reaction’. This pain, is too personal. This loss doesn’t belong to words, belongs to me alone. #SoumitraChatterjee— parambrata (@paramspeak) November 15, 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee, Feluda, leaves us. Numb.— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) November 15, 2020
An era, one generation, a huge legacy gone.
Gave 70 years to the Silver Screen.
I grew up watching his films day after day. So working with him in #15ParkAvenue was surreal. He answered all my questions on how it was to work with #SatyajitRay with generosity and warmth. It’s been a privilege, Soumitrada. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/cZsjAxsSEC— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) November 15, 2020
Goodbye Apu, goodbye Feluda.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) November 15, 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee(19th Jan 1935 - 15 Nov 2020) pic.twitter.com/7H3gUt9Xlf
Soumitra Chatterjee was a Bengali legend. He epitomised Bangla films & the Bengali character. He will live on in our imagination. The cultural life of Bengal will be a little poorer without him.— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) November 15, 2020
RIP Soumitra Chatterjee! You live on through your work for eternity! Thank you for the movies. A big, big loss to the world of cinema and art. An era has indeed ended with no one in sight to fill the void.ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/ysXiACW6ex— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 15, 2020
End of an Era for Bengali Cinema.There are too many performances of this amazing artists that has enriched our lives for decades to mention a few. World Cinema will celebrate this beautiful man & his art for eternity. Rest in peace. You r Loved and Cherished. #SoumitraChatterjee pic.twitter.com/SE2Z506k6i— à¦ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ à¦¨à¦¿à¦° Onir Ø§ÙÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÙÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÛÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂØ± à¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤¨à¤¿à¤° (@IamOnir) November 15, 2020
Sad to hear demise of Padma Bhushan awardee #SoumitraChatterjee,Will always remember my interaction with Soft spoken actor during 54th National Award function for film #TrafficSignal, which was very encouraging & inspiring. My Condolences to his family & admirers.ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ #OmShanti ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/Jfwy227KRI— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 15, 2020
From Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar onwards, multitudes of moviegoers were under the spell of #SoumitraChatterjee The Ray -Chatterjee team was as enduring and enchanting as the other two famous collaborations - Akira Kurosawa-Toshiro Mifune and Federico Fellini-Marcello Mastroianni. pic.twitter.com/Lf1MXdGKDW— N.S. Madhavan (@NSMlive) November 15, 2020
Chatterjee had tested positive for Covid-19 last month and was admitted to Kolkata's Belle Vue Clinic hospital since October 6. "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," an official statement said.
Devastated at the news of the death of #SoumitraChatterjee - he represented the highest ideals of what being Bengali means, supremely refined, wonderfully cosmopolitan, and very Bengali. Bengal has lost these virtues. His death must remind us to bring these back. Om Shanti.— HindolSengupta (@HindolSengupta) November 15, 2020
A great loss for Bangla Cinema; the demise of the legend, Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay. Rest in peace, you'll live forever in the hearts and household of Bengal.— Raj chakrabarty (@iamrajchoco) November 15, 2020
I have no words to express my grief ....! Great loss for Indian and International film industry....Rest in peace Soumitra Chatterji ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/c5isdneYeG— Jeet Gannguli (@jeetmusic) November 15, 2020
Feluda’ is no more. ‘Apu’ said goodbye. Farewell, Soumitra (Da) Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his lifetime. International, Indian and Bengali cinema has lost a giant. We will miss him dearly. The film world in Bengal has been orphaned 1/2— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 15, 2020
Deeply pained to learn about the demise of legendary Soumitra Chatterjee ji. An iconic actor, who took Bengali cinema to new heights. In Soumitra Da, Indian silver screen has lost a gem. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and countless followers. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 15, 2020
Deeply saddened to learn legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee has passed away. A versatile artist, he earned the world’s admiration and many awards, including ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ«ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ· Order of Arts and Letters & Legion of Honour. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans. pic.twitter.com/cuRW3REF3k— Emmanuel Lenain (@FranceinIndia) November 15, 2020
Deeply grieved at the passing of veteran actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay. Heartfelt condolences. A void difficult to fill.— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) November 15, 2020
He was first Indian film personality conferred with Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France's highest award for artists; also winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
It’s sad to hear of the demise of Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Shri Soumitra Chatterjee, an actor par excellence who the nation has revered over the years.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 15, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/XsbNmfF5AI
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