Famous Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has died on 15 November 2020. He was ill for a long time. He was 85 years old. For the past several months, his health was deteriorating and he was admitted in a private hospital in Kolkata.
Many political personalities including the President and Prime Minister Modi have expressed grief over the death of Soumitra Chatterjee. On the death of Soumitra Chatterjee, President Ramnath Kovind expressed sorrow that Indian cinema had lost a veteran actor. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also mourned her death.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled his death. In his condolence message through tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, “Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a great loss for world cinema as well as the cultural life of West Bengal and the entire country.” His death has caused great sadness. My condolences to family and fans. om Shanti!
Saumitra Chatterjee was conferred with France’s highest civilian honor ‘Legion d’Or’ in 2018. Saumitra Chatterjee, who has won the National Award for his performance several times, was also awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the year 2012. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honor, in the year 2004. He was also awarded the highest civilian award of France, Lézon d’Or.
Soumitra Chatterjee was born on 19 January 1935 in Krishnanagar, Nadia district in West Bengal. He had his primary education in Krishnanagar. From the age of studying in school, Soumitra started acting.
Soumitra Chatterjee acted in more than 200 films. He started his film career with the well-known director Satyajit Ray’s film ‘Apur Sansar’. After this, he played the role of Feluda in ‘Joy Baba Felunath’.
Soumitra Chatterjee was a big figure in Bengali cinema. Soumitra Chatterjee was a legend of Bengali cinema. Soumitra Chatterjee’s strong acting and screen presence made him a favorite of filmmakers. He played many types of characters in films. He appeared in ‘Shonar Killa’ as a detective like Sherlock Holmes.
Saumitra Chatterjee, a great Bengali actor and honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was known for his association with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray.