He died at Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata on Sunday after being there since October 6, the hospital’s chief, Pradip Tondon, instructed CNN. He initially examined optimistic for coronavirus, and complications from the illness contributed to his demise. Despite being within the care of a crew of 15 of the most effective medical doctors within the state of West Bengal, nothing may very well be performed, Tondon added.
He performed key roles in 14 of Ray’s movies between 1959 and 1990, together with the third installment of the acclaimed Apu Trilogy.
The actor’s daughter, Poulami Bose, mentioned her household was “devastated” and requested her followers on Facebook to “say a prayer for his soul.”
“Shri Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India,” mentioned India’s prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
Other distinguished Indian politicians adopted go well with in providing their condolences.
Amit Shah, the minister of residence affairs, mentioned he was “deeply pained” to be taught of the demise of the actor who “took Bengali cinema to new heights.”
India’s movie fraternity additionally paid emotional tributes to a revered determine of their circles.
Hindi movie star Manoj Bajpayee, a winner of distinguished acting awards in India, mentioned it was a “tragic loss” and that Chatterjee’s contribution to Indian cinema will “always be remembered and inspire the generations to come.”
Soha Ali Khan, an actress and daughter of former Indian cricket captain, Mansoor Ali Khan, posted two photos on Instagram of Chatterjee along with her mom, Sharmila Tagore, additionally an actress. Chatterjee and Tagore labored collectively on “Apur Sansar,” launched in 1959, which was their debut movie.
“We will miss you,” Khan wrote on of the posts.
CNN’s Niamh Kennedy contributed to this report.