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Soumitra Chatterjee’s Funeral Held With Gun Salute; Mamata Banerjee And Others Attend

Mamata Banerjee at Soumitra Chatterjee’s funeral. (courtesy ANI)


  • Soumitra Chatterjee died on Sunday afternoon
  • He died at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic, the place he was admitted since Octobe
  • His funeral was held at Keoratala Crematorium

New Delhi:

One of many Bengali movie business’s best actors, Soumitra Chatterjee died on Sunday afternoon in Kolkata. The actor, 85, died 40 days after he was admitted to Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic with COVID-19. His funeral was held at Keoratala Crematorium in Kolkata on Sunday night with full police honours. He was honoured with gun salute by the Kolkata Police. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was additionally on the hospital this morning to be with the actor’s household after his demise, attended the funeral. Several cinema personalities from the Bengali film industry have been additionally current. Soumitra Chatterjee’s final rites have been preceded by a funeral procession from Rabindra Sadan to Keoratala Crematorium, which was attended by lots of of followers, Bengali cinema celebrities and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

After his demise, Mr Chatterjee’s physique was taken from the hospital to his Golf Inexperienced residence after which to the Technician Studio in Tollygunge. Within the afternoon, Soumitra Chatterjee’s physique have been taken to Rabindra Sadan, hub of Bengal cinema, the place quite a few followers paid their final respects.

At Soumitra Chatterjee’s funeral procession, artists and celebs paid tribute to the late actor by reciting poems composed by him and singing Rabindra Sangeet, making a mournful however surreal ambiance.

Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic on October 6, a day after he was recognized with COVID-19. The actor examined destructive slightly after every week on October 14 however his well being situation deteriorated after that. He was placed on a number of life help techniques this week after he stopped responding to remedy. “Soumitra Chatterjee just isn’t responding to remedy. Even miracles might fall quick on this state of affairs,” a health care provider treating the thespian on the hospital had stated in a medical bulletin on Saturday.

On Sunday, an official statement about his death read: “We declare with heavy coronary heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his final at 12-15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic right this moment (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul.”

Soumitra Chatterjee, in his six-decade lengthy movie profession, worked in critically acclaimed Bengali films and collaborated with the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray for 14 times for movies like Apur Sansar, Charulata, Devi, Teen Kanya, Ghare Baire, and Ganashatru. He was best-known for enjoying the roles of Apu in Apur Sansar and Feluda in Satyajit Ray’s films Sonar Kella and Joy Baba Felunath. Soumitra Chatterjee was additionally directed by different Bengali cinematic greats, together with Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha, Ajoy Kar. His final large display screen launch was 2019’s Sanjhbati.

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