KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Sunday paid homage to legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee who died in a metropolis hospital after a chronic battle for his life.
Banerjee stated Chatterjee was a “fighter” who can be celebrated for his works and his demise has delivered an irreparable blow to the movie fraternity of the nation.
Dhankhar stated Chatterjee’s demise has left a deep void.
Banerjee, who rushed to the personal hospital the place the thespian was admitted and died on Sunday, stated it’s a unhappy day for Bengal and his followers throughout the globe.
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The chief minister stated Chatterjee was a fighter on the core of his coronary heart and took half in a number of mass actions.
“He was a fighter who can be celebrated and remembered for his works. It’s a unhappy day for Bengal and his followers throughout the globe,” she stated.
Banerjee stated, “I had spoken to him (Soumitra Chatterjee) over cellphone when he was admitted on October 6 after testing constructive for COVID-19. He was very assured. Though he has handed away COVID-19 couldn’t defeat him as he had already recovered from the lethal illness,” Banerjee informed reporters right here.
Chatterjee’s daughter Poulomi Basu, who was current there, thanked the actor’s followers and followers for his or her assist for the final 40 days when he was in hospital.
Basu stated the mortal stays of the long-lasting actor could be taken to his Golf Inexperienced dwelling after which to the famed Technicians Studio, the nerve heart of the Bengali movie trade, the place members of the movie fraternity and technicians pays their final repsects to him.
Chatterjee’s physique can be then taken to Rabindra Sadan to permit folks have their final glimpse of the actor and from there he can be taken Keoratla crematorium in a procession within the night observing the coronavirus rules.
Banerjee introduced that there could be gun salute earlier than the final rites as a mark of respect to the Dada Saheb Phalke awardee.
She stated in an announcement, “‘Feluda’ (the position that Chatterjee performed in two thriller movies by Satyajit Ray) isn’t any extra. ‘Apu’ (of Ray’s immortal ‘Apur Sansar’) stated goodbye. Farewell, Soumitra (Da) Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his lifetime. Worldwide, Indian and Bengali cinema has misplaced an enormous. We’ll miss him dearly.”
Finest identified for his movies with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da was conferred with Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan & a number of Nationwide Awards. An important loss. Saddened. Condolences to his household, the movie fraternity & his admirers internationally 2/2
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 15, 2020
“The movie world in Bengal has been orphaned. Finest identified for his movies with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da was conferred with Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan and several other Nationwide Awards. Condolences to his household, the movie fraternity and his admirers internationally,” he stated in an announcement.
Condoling the demise of the celebrated actor, Dhankhar tweeted “Deeply grieved on the passing of veteran actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay. Heartfelt condolences. A void is troublesome to fill.”
Deeply grieved on the passing of veteran actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay. Heartfelt condolences. A void troublesome to fill.
He was first Indian movie character conferred with Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France’s highest award for artists; additionally winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) November 15, 2020
“He was first Indian movie character conferred with Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest award for artists; additionally the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award,” he added.
Senior BJP chief Swapan Dasgupta stated Chatterjee epitomized Bangla movies and Bengali character.
“Soumitra Chatterjee was a Bengali legend. He epitomized Bangla movies & the Bengali character. He’ll reside on in our creativeness. The cultural lifetime of Bengal can be a little bit poorer with out him,” He stated in a tweet.
Soumitra Chatterjee was a Bengali legend. He epitomised Bangla movies & the Bengali character. He’ll reside on in our creativeness. The cultural lifetime of Bengal can be a little bit poorer with out him.
— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) November 15, 2020
Chatterjee died on Sunday after a 40-day battle with a number of illnesses, an announcement issued by the hospital, the place he was present process remedy, stated.
He was 85. His spouse, son and daughter survive the thespian.
Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he examined constructive for COVID-19.
He had recovered from the lethal illness, however his situation didn’t enhance as he suffered from a number of illnesses, together with neurological issues.