PM Narendra Modi says veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee's demise is a 'colossal loss to the world of cinema'

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PM Modi expresses grief over Soumitra Chatterjee’s demise& 

Key Highlights

  • PM Narendra Modi wrote a word for veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee
  • PM Modi mentioned that the actor’s demise is a ‘colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural lifetime of West Bengal and India’
  • Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his final on Sunday in Kolkata

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his final on Sunday. Soumitra was being handled in a Kolkata hospital after he examined constructive for coronavirus. After battling the virus for over a month, the actor left us all. Saddened followers penned emotional notes for him on social media whereas a number of distinguished personalities got here ahead to pay condolences to the star’s household. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to specific grief over his demise. Remembering the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, PM Modi wrote about his contribution to the world of cinema.

PM Modi’s word for Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee learn: “Shri Soumitra Chatterjee’s death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India. Through his works, he came to embody Bengali sensibilities, emotions and ethos. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.” Take a take a look at the tweet under.

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee additionally shared a thread of tweets to specific grief. She wrote, “Feluda’ is not any extra. ‘Apu’ mentioned goodbye. Farewell, Soumitra (Da) Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his lifetime. International, Indian and Bengali cinema has misplaced an enormous. We will miss him dearly. The movie world in Bengal has been orphaned.”

“Best known for his films with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da was conferred with Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan & several National Awards. A great loss. Saddened. Condolences to his family, the film fraternity & his admirers across the world,” she added. Take a take a look at the tweets under.


Born on January 19, 1935, actor Soumitra Chatterjee made his performing debut with Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar, after initially getting rejected for the function of Apu. The actor-director duo labored on fourteen movies: Abhijan, Charulata, Kapurush, Aranyer Din Ratri, and Ashani Sanket amid the few.

Along with a number of notable Bengali administrators like Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha, the actor labored in movies like Akash Kusum and Jhinder Bandi


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