Soumitra Chatterjee was recently admitted to a hospital in Kolkata after he tested positive for COVID-19. The legendary actor has been in multiple projects that left him with a wide range of fans across the country. The actor was soon shifted to an ICU after COVID Encephalopathy set in. While the infection subsequently decreased, everyone thought that he would soon recover. But, despite multiple plasma therapies, dialysis, and other treatments, he stopped responding to any of it on November 13.
Being appreciated for his art, politicians like Mamata Banerjee, The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their condolences. Along with them, celebrities like Richa Chadha, Tisca Chopra, Randeep Hooda, and more mourned his demise. Take a look at their posts.
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 2/2
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 15, 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee’s performances won him several national and international awards including Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan and Légion d’Honneur. Condolences to his family, the film fraternity and millions of fans across the world.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 15, 2020
Shri Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India. Through his works, he came to embody Bengali sensibilities, emotions and ethos. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 15, 2020
RIP Soumitra Chatterjee! You live on through your work for eternity! Thank you for the movies. A big, big loss to the world of cinema and art. An era has indeed ended with no one in sight to fill the void.???? pic.twitter.com/ysXiACW6ex
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) November 15, 2020
And the year takes away another gem .. RIP #SoumitraChatterjee .. your imprint will stay in the minds eye and heart for very long ..
— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) November 15, 2020
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) November 15, 2020
Sad to hear demise of Padma Bhushan awardee #SoumitraChatterjee,Will always remember my interaction with Soft spoken actor during 54th National Award function for film #TrafficSignal, which was very encouraging & inspiring. My Condolences to his family & admirers.???? #OmShanti ???? pic.twitter.com/Jfwy227KRI
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 15, 2020