Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has died at the age of 85. He was admitted to the hospital on October with the Covid positive. He was shifted to the intensive care unit due to deteriorating health. Later, there were reports that his health had improved after Covid became negative. On October 11, he sought treatment twice with plasma therapy, but his condition later deteriorated. Infections of the lungs and urinary tract also made his condition worse.
Soumitra Chatterjee, one of the best actors India has ever seen, became famous through the films of Satyajit Ray. Soumitra played the lead role of Satyajit Ray in about 14 films. He was born in Kolkata in 1935, Soumitra made his film debut in 1959 with Satyajit Ray's "Apoor Sansar".
Soumitra Chatterjee was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the country in 2004 and was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012 for his lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. Soumitra Chatterjee was the first Indian to receive the Order of Arts and Letters, the highest honor bestowed on artists by the French government. He has won the National Award for Best Actor once and Special Mention twice.