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Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85

Rida Shaikh

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away. Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for the novel coronavirus infection. He tested negative a week after receiving treatment for the infection but continued to remain admitted to the hospital due to severe health complications, especially COVID-19 induce encephalopathy.

Soumitra Chatterjee was a legendary and one of the most celebrated Bengali actors. He was eighty-five years old. He spent the entire last month admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata. After Soumitra Chatterjee tested negative for the novel coronavirus infection, the doctor who had been treating him said, “You all know he is not keeping well. His consciousness, despite all our efforts, is not improving. Rather it has gone down."

Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata. A statement from the clinic said, “We declare with a heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today. We pay our homage to his soul.”

The veteran actor breathed his last at 12:15 pm at the Belle Vue Clinic on Sunday. He was eighty-five years old. His health had extremely deteriorated over the past two days. According to reports, his prolonged stay at the hospital led to the deteriorated health. Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Belle Vue Clinic for forty days.

According to the doctors, his condition was “very critical and grim” in the last few days. All the last efforts to revive him were being taken by the team of doctors at the Belle Vue Clinic.

Soumitra Chatterjee's primary problem was COVID-19 induced encephalopathy. Dr Arindam Kar was treating him. He said, “His comorbidities, age, and unconsciousness are a challenge. We are trying our best.”

He had said, “The team of doctors including neurologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, those from critical care medicine, infectious disease specialists, both from public and private sectors, everyone has put their effort to get the legend back from the critical stage, but it is not working.”

 

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