An over a month-long fight at last reached a conclusion on November 15. Soumitra
Chattopadhyay lost his fight with COVID-19 and with this it was a finish of an era. The artist breathed his last on Sunday morning after his condition went to a critical state on November 14 and he was put on life support.
A partnership made in heaven🙏🏼 #SatyajitRay #SoumitraChatterjee pic.twitter.com/KzBHQfbRUv
— Shriya Pilgaonkar (@ShriyaP) November 15, 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee was probably the best entertainer who engaged, illuminated and connected with his crowds and adherents for over sixty years. The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee was 85. In a lifelong that traversed multiple ages and was studded with distinction and achievements, the actor was known for his champion and sensible exhibitions in films that characterized the brilliant period of Indian, and Bengali film.
The end of an era.
The greatest of all time.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
💔#SoumitraChatterjee #SoumitraChattopadhyay pic.twitter.com/socUEujA82
— Calcutta Times (@Calcutta_Times) November 15, 2020
A larger part of his most-watched films was with his tutor Satyajit Ray, giving us realistic show-stoppers, for example, Charulata and Ghaire Baire, and the movie that was dependent on Ray’s anecdotal criminologist Feluda. However, Soumitra’s oeuvre was additionally enhanced by his relationship with other incredible movie producers, for example, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha, allowing him a chance to show his virtuosity as an entertainer equipped for pulling off comic, dim and sentimental parts with spirit.
With Hugh Grant, The Bengali Night, 1988. Getty Images#SoumitraChatterjee pic.twitter.com/aPDBlEUMKR
— Soutik Biswas (@soutikBBC) November 15, 2020
Indeed, even in his eighties, the tireless entertainer was additionally one of the busiest in Bengali film and theater, with a unique ability to attract crowds to the performance centers with blockbuster movies, for example, Belaseshe and Mayurakshi, among others. His relationship with Goutam Ghose, Aparna Sen, the late Rituparno Ghosh and Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee all charmed him to an alternate age of moviegoers inside and out.
Legendary Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee died at a hospital where he had been staying since testing positive for the coronavirus in early October, his daughter said. https://t.co/WEoukgGwbF
— NECN (@NECN) November 16, 2020
The last journey of Soumitra Chatterjee to the Keoratola crematorium threw up some rare frames in which Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was seen along with a clutch of Left leaders, including Left Front chairman Biman Bose. @AbAbsvrdo https://t.co/CzaovedOhY
— The Telegraph (@ttindia) November 16, 2020
As Ray had once said about his protégé: “I do realize that to the most recent day of my craftsman’s life, my reliance on him will stay unblemished.” Soumitra was as of late going for a web series in the late end of September. He had additionally wrapped up the shoot of Parambrata Chatterjee’s Abhijaan. Soumitra was additionally going for a documentary.