‘Feluda no longer exists, the world of cinema in Bengal has been orphaned’: Mamata Banerjee mourns the death of Soumitra Chatterjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned the death of legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Sunday.
Banerjee took to Twitter and wrote an emotional note about Chatterjee’s disappearance.
‘Feluda’ no longer exists. ‘Apu’ said goodbye. Goodbye, Soumitra (Da) Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his life. International, Indian and Bengali cinema have lost a giant. We will miss him very much. The world of cinema in Bengal has been orphaned, ”he wrote.
“Best known for his films with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da received the Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and various national awards. A great loss. Saddened Condolences to his family, the film fraternity and his fans around the world, ”added Banerjee.
The actor took his last breath at the Belle Vue Hospital in Kolkata.
Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). He was later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) when Covid encephalopathy began, which affected his central nervous system and caused kidney dysfunction.
She later recovered from the infection, but her health did not improve, despite various plasma, dialysis and tracheostomy therapies.
“We declare with regret that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed her last at 12:15 pm at the Belle Vue Clinic today (November 15, 2020). We pay our tribute to his soul, ”the hospital said in a statement.