Honourable Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last at a Kolkata hospital now on 15th November. He had been admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for Novel Coronavirus. The French government honored Soumitra Chatterjee with its most incredible honor, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Legion of Honour.
Soumitra Chatterjee was born on 19th January 1935. After initially getting rejected for the part of Apu, he made his acting debut with the film Apur Sansar that was published in 1959, which was the third part of the Apu Trilogy. In this picture, he shared the screen space with Sharmila Tagore. Afterwards, he acted in Hirak Rajar Deshe, Ghare Baire, Charulata, Sonar Kella, Aranyer Din Ratri, Devi, Teen Kanya, Abhijan, Kapurush, Ashani Sanket, Joi Baba Felunath, Ganashatru, and Shakha Proshakha.
Soumitra Chatterjee had acted in over 300 movies, working until his recent hospitalization. President Ram Nath Kovind said the Indian film industry had lost one of its legends.
In his condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the actor Soumitra Chatterjee, through his works, had come to embody “Bengali sensibilities, emotions, and ethos.