Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away in Kolkata at 85

Veteran actor and Dadasaheb Phalke award recipient Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at a Kolkata Nursing home today. He was 85. The actor had been hospitalised on October 6, 2020, after being tested Covid positive. However, he was declared Covid negative later. But he succumbed to other ailments, the hospital sources say.

Chatterjee had started his career in All India Radio Kolkata as an announcer. He made his first appearance on the silver screen as Apu in the ‘Apur Sansar’ with the great maestro Satyajit Ray as the director. He has been active on big and small screens almost till the date he fell sick. The theatre personality, poet Soumitar Chatterjee has his own fan following. He is considered as one of the icons in the cultural arena of Bengal.

He had won a number of awards in home and abroad which include Padma Bhushan as well as the highest French civilian award Legion of Honour.

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