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Condolences Pour In Following Demise Of Soumitra Chatterjee

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other political leaders on Sunday condoled the death of iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee.

Naveen Patnaik said that he will always be remembered for his stellar roles. “Immortalized in his on-screen portrayal of Feluda and timeless collaborations with the legendary Satyajit Ray, he leaves behind a great legacy.”

Chatterjee died at a hospital in Kolkata at the age of 85 after a month-long battle with multiple ailments.

Expressing deep grief, Odisha Governor, Ganeshi Lal said the veteran actor will always be remembered for his roles and association with director Satyajit Ray.

Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the world of art has lost an illustrious thespian.

“The cultural world is poorer today by this loss,” he said.

BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda also mourned the death of Chatterjee.

“With his passing ends an extraordinary phase of Bengali Cinema,” he tweeted.

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