Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85 in Kolkata

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at the age of 85 on November 15 in Kolkata. He breathed his last at Bellevue Nursing Home in Kolkata after being hospitalised for nearly a month. Soumitra Chatterjee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on October 5, 2020 and got admitted to the hospital the very next morning.

Earlier in the morning, his health condition was “extremely critical” and he was “not responding at all” to treatment, said critical care expert and head of the medical board at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Hospital Arindam Kar. The octogenarian actor’s health condition “extremely” deteriorated over the past 48-hours and he was on ventilator.

Meanwhile, on October 9, his conditions deteriorated but he responded well to treatment the next day.

On October 11, he was treated twice with plasma therapy but despite showing improvement two days back, his condition did not improve much.

However, He was shooting for a documentary titled “Abhijan” directed by actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay. Last time he attended the shooting floor at Bharatlaxmi Studio was on October 1. The next shooting schedule was fixed on October 7. He was one of the finest actors in India and he is known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray. He did 14 films with Ray.

(Inputs From IANS)

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