PV Desk : Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee, famed for his work with Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, has died from COVID-19 complications.
The 85-year-old actor was admitted to hospital in Kolkata city on Oct 6 after he tested positive for the virus. He will be mourned by fans and critics who avidly followed his six-decade-long career in Bengali language films.
Chatterjee, who starred in about 300 movies, was also an accomplished playwright, theatre actor and poet.
He tested negative a few weeks after he was admitted to hospital but his condition soon deteriorated and he was put on a ventilator in the last week of October. He died on Sunday morning.
“We declare with a heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today. We pay our homage to his soul,” Belle Vue Clinic, where he was admitted, said in a statement.