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Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for Covid-19

  • Published at 02:10 pm October 6th, 2020
Soumitra Chatterjee
File photo: Soumitra Chatterjee

Three-time National Film Award winning actor Soumitra Chatterjee was hospitalized this morning, on October 6

Iconic actor Soumitra Chatterjee was hospitalized in Kolkata after testing positive for coronavirus.

"His samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday and the reports came today," a health official told PTI.

The 85-year old actor was feeling unwell for the last few days which prompted him to get tested. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a phone call to ask about Soumitra's health.

Soumitra's daughter Poulami Bose informed the media that her father’s condition is stable now.

She said: "The only symptom that he had was fever. He had a low-grade temperature for two days. We admitted him to a private hospital today after his positive report a day earlier. Right now, his temperature is normal.”

Pradeep Tandon from the hospital said, "At 10:30am, the actor got admitted to the hospital. Yes, he is Covid-19 positive. We can't divulge any further details."

Soumitra Chatterjee, best known for his acclaimed collaborations with filmmaker Satyajit Ray, is one of the finest living actors of Bangla cinema. 

Also Read - Soumitra Chatterjee- the legend honoured

Soumitra, who made his acting debut in Satyajit's Apur Sansar, is the first actor to play Feluda on screen. The legendary star has notable films like Charulata, Devi, Akash Kusum, Ghare Baire, Ganashatru, Joy Baba Felunath and others under his belt. 

Over the course of his long and varied career, Soumitra has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna and India's top film honour Dadasaheb Phalke Award in recognition of the unparalleled heights he reached as an actor and the immense contribution he made to Bangla cinema.  

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