Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away
The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kolkata's Belle Vue hospital for almost 40 days
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday at the age of 85 at the Kolkata hospital where he was for over a month.
"We declare with a heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul," the bulletin from Kolkata's Belle Vue hospital said.
The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kolkata's Belle Vue hospital for almost 40 days. His consciousness level went down significantly since Friday. The condition of the veteran actor had remained a matter of concern owing to co-morbidities and advanced age. Doctors have said that his key problem was COVID-19 encephalopathy.
Soumitra Chatterjee was reportedly extremely critical and was not responding to treatment. The octogenarian actor's health condition "extremely" deteriorated since Friday.
"The team of doctors including neurologist, nephrologist, cardiologist, those from critical care medicine, infection disease specialist, 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," Kar told IANS around 10 am.
He said that the doctors have tried really hard to "revive" Soumitra. "We are very sorry to say that he is not responding at all."