Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee is dead

Former Indian actress Soumitra Chatterjee is dead.

Born in 1935, the Bengali cinema star died on Sunday.

Xinhua reports that he died at a hospital in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.

Chatterjee was receiving treatment for COVID-19 and other complications.

He had tested positive for coronavirus on Oct. 6.

“We announce with a heavy heart that Soumitra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee) took his last breath at 12:15 local time at the Belle Vue Clinic today. We pay our obedience to his soul, ” read an official statement.

He also said that in the last few days, Chatterjee’s situation has worsened and he was on an air conditioner.

The deceased was famous for his collaboration with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray.

The duo have worked on 14 films including The World of Apu, Sonar Kella and Joi Baba Felunath.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said the country’s cinema has lost one of its myths.

He noted that Chatterjee will be remembered for the ‘Apu’ trilogy and other memorable treats.

“He contributed a lot to acting,” Kovind tweeted.

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