Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85

News Desk: Legendary Bengali actor and once upon a time ‘heartthrob of Bengali movie’ Soumitra Chatterjee lost his breath on Sunday November 15, 2020 at the age of 85. Chatterjee was admitted to Kolkata Hospital for COVID 19 treatment. But with days of health deterioration he finally expired on Sunday. Tollywood industry is extremely upset with his demise.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her grief on this. She took to Twitter and tweeted

Feluda’ is no more. ‘Apu’ said goodbye. Farewell, Soumitra (Da) Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his lifetime. International, Indian and Bengali cinema has lost a giant. We will miss him dearly. The film world in Bengal has been orphaned.

Best known for his films with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da was conferred with Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan & several National Awards. A great loss. Saddened. Condolences to his family, the film fraternity & his admirers across the world”
Who is Soumitra Chatterjee? 
Soumitra Chatterjee was an Indian movie actor popularly known for her roles in movies under Satyajit Ray’s banner. The duo worked with each other in fourteen films Some of his noticeable works were ‘Apur Sansar’ (1959), ‘Abhijan’ (1962), ‘Charulata’ (1964), ‘Aranyer Din Ratri’ (1969), ‘Sonar Kella’ (1974) and others.
Chatterjee also won several awards in his career. He became the first Indian film personality to win France’s highest award for artists ‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’. He also won the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ in 2012. Under his name there are two ‘National Film Awards’ and seven ‘Filmfare Awards’. He also won the ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Award’ in 1998. In 2013, IBN LIVE named him as one of The men who changed the face of the Indian Cinema”. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan’ by the ‘Government of India’ in 2004.