Soumitra Chatterjee

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Soumitra Chatterjee (19 January 1935 – 15 November 2020) was an Indian actor, playwright, theatre director, painter and poet. He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal. His career began in 1959.

Chatterjee was known for his roles in Abhijan, Charulata, Aranyer Din Ratri, Ashani Sanket, Sonar Kella, Joi Baba Felunath, Ghare Baire, Shakha Proshakha, Ganashatru, Akash Kusum, Jhinder Bandi, Parineeta and in Ganadevata.

On 12 October 2020, Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized in Kolkata.[1] He also had prostate cancer.[2] Chatterjee died from the infection a month later on 15 November, aged 85.[3]

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  1. "Soumitra Chatterjee moved to ICU, remains in 'high-risk zone' after testing positive for Covid-19". Pres Trust of India. 11 October 2020. Retrieved October 12, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Banerjie, Monideepa (12 October 2020). "Concern Grows For Actor Soumitra Chatterjee As Covid Stokes Cancer Fears". ndtv.com. NDTV. Retrieved October 12, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Soumitra Chatterjee, One of Bengal's Greatest Actors, Passes Away[permanent dead link]