President, PM condole Soumitra Chatterjee's demise

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Published: November 15,2020 03:35 PM
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November 15, 2020: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday condoled the demise of legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee who breathed his last at Belle Vue Hospital in Kolkata.

November 15, 2020: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday condoled the demise of legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee who breathed his last at Belle Vue Hospital in Kolkata.



In a tweet, President Kovind said Chatterjee will be remembered for the 'Apu' trilogy and other memorable performances in Satyajit Ray's masterpieces.



"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," he said.



Extending condolences to the family and fans of the legendary actor, the President said, "Soumitra Chatterjee's performances won him several national and international awards including Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan and Legion d'Honneur. Condolences to his family, the film fraternity and millions of fans across the world."



Prime Minister Narendra Modi too condoled the death of Chatterjee. The Prime Minister said that Soumitra Chatterjee's death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India.



"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," the Prime Minister tweeted.



Union Home Minister Amit Shah also mourned the demise of Chatterjee on Twitter and said that the Indian silver screen has lost a gem.



"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," the Minister tweeted.



"My thoughts and prayers are with his family and countless followers. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti," he said.



Legendary Bengali actor and Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner Soumitra Chatterjee was known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray.



With him, an era in Bengali movies came to an end.