Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at 12.15 PM on Sunday in Kolkata. He was 85. Chatterjee was admitted to Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic on October 6 after he tested positive for COVID-19 and was on life support. Though the actor tested negative for coronavirus on 14 October, he had to remain in hospital because of complications due to COVID-19 induced encephalopathy.
An official statement confirming the thespian’s demise read, “We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12-15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul.”
“The team of doctors including neurologist, nephrologist, cardiologist, those from critical care medicine, infection disease specialist, both from public and private sectors, every one has put their effort to get the legend back from the critical stage, but it is not working,” critical care expert and head of the medical board at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Hospital Arindam Kar said, according to reports.
Chatterjee 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.