Celebrated actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away due to COVID-19 related complications on Sunday. He was 85.
Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6, just a day after he had tested positive for Coronavirus. Even though he tested negative a week later, he continued to be in hospital due to other complications and encephalopathy induced by the the novel coronavirus.
While initially doctors were hopeful, they informed later in October that his condition had further deteriorated. He was put on life support on November 14 and on October 15, he lost the month-long battle.
Soumitra, who made his debut with Satyajit Ray’s cult classic Apur Sansar, had received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012. He had worked in Hindi films like Hindustani Sipahi and Nirupama.
We at MovieTalkies offer our condolences to his family.
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