Soumitra Chatterjee, legend of Bengali cinema, dies of coronavirus complications at age 85 – CP24 Torontos Breaking News

Sheikh Saaliq, The Associated Press

Published Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:56 AM EST

In 2012, Chatterjee was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in Indian cinema. In 2017, he ended up being the first Indian movie personality consulted the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Frances highest award for artists.

” I have a worry: If I dont work, I will not exist,” he said.

Regardless of his immense popularity in Bengali-language movie theater, Chatterjee kept away from Bollywood. But for 90 million Bengalis, he was a cultural icon and an extraordinary star.

. NEW DELHI– Soumitra Chatterjee, the famous Indian star with more than 200 movies to his name and renowned for his deal with Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, passed away Sunday of issues from the coronavirus. He was 85.

Telegraph India, an English-language newspaper published in Kolkata, wrote in its obituary for Chatterjee that he had a 14-title body of work with director Ray “that would have ensured him immortality even if he hadnt done anything else in life.”.

” International, Indian and Bengali movie theater has lost a giant,” tweeted Mamata Banerjee, West Bengals chief minister. “We will miss him very much. The movie world in Bengal has been orphaned.”.

NEW DELHI– Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary Indian actor with more than 200 films to his name and renowned for his work with Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, died Sunday of complications from the coronavirus.” International, Indian and Bengali movie theater has lost a giant,” tweeted Mamata Banerjee, West Bengals primary minister. The film world in Bengal has been orphaned.”.

In a 2016 interview, Chatterjee showed his indomitable spirit to act even at an aging.

Chatterjees daughter, Poulami Bose, said her father passed away at a hospital in the city of Kolkata in West Bengal state where he had actually been remaining considering that testing favorable for the virus in early October. He is likewise survived by his better half and a son.

Chatterjees films with Ray that won global recognition consist of “Apur Sansar” (” The World of Apu”), the third in the directors worldwide acknowledged Apu Trilogy, “Charulata” (” The Lonely Wife”), “Aranyer Din Ratri” (” Days and Nights in the Forest”), “Ghare Baire” (” The Home and the World”) and “Ganashatru” (” Enemy of the People”).

Chatterjee had a career in Bengali-language films that covered 6 decades and was best understood for his work with Ray, among the worlds most influential Indian directors, whose movies gathered vital honor and won several awards worldwide, putting India on the worldwide movie theater map.

Prior to starting his movie profession in 1959, Chatterjee worked as an announcer at All India Radio in Kolkata. He was also an accomplished playwright and a poet.