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Indian cinema has lost legend: Prez Kovind on Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee

New Delhi, November 15: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the Indian cinema has lost one of its legends with the passing of iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who made immense contribution to the craft of acting.
Chatterjee, aged 85, died on Sunday at a hospital in Kolkata after over-a-month-long battle with multiple ailments.
“With the passing of Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian cinema has lost one of its legends. He will be specially remembered for the ‘Apu’ trilogy and other memorable performances in Satyajit Ray’s masterpieces. He made immense contribution to the craft of acting,” Kovind tweeted.
“Soumitra Chatterjee’s performances won him several national and international awards including Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan and L gion d’Honneur. Condolences to his family, the film fraternity and millions of fans across the world,” he said in another tweet.
Chatterjee’s death colossal loss to world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee and said his demise is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India.
Chatterjee, 85, died at a hospital in Kolkata after over-a-month-long battle with multiple ailments.
“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,” Modi tweeted.
Chatterjee is survived by wife Deepa Chatterjee, daughter Poulomi Basu and son Sougata Chatterjee.
HM Amit Shah condoles demise of Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday condoled the demise of renowned actor Soumitra Chatterjee and said he took the Bengali cinema to new heights.
Chatterjee, 85, died at a hospital in Kolkata after over-a-month-long battle with multiple ailments.
“Deeply pained to learn about the demise of legendary Soumitra Chatterjee ji. An iconic actor, who took Bengali cinema to new heights.
“In Soumitra Da, Indian silver screen has lost a gem. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and countless followers. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,” Shah tweeted. (PTI)

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