Sourav Ganguly (right) with actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who died in Kolkata on Sunday at the age of 85.© Sourav Ganguly / Twitter
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly mourned the death of legendary actor and Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner Soumitra Chatterjee, who passed away in Kolkata on Sunday at the age of 85. Chatterjee was admitted to Belle Vue Hospital in Kolkata and placed in ICU after testing positive for COVID-19. On Twitter, the former Indian captain wrote: “You have done so much … you can rest in peace …”
You’ve done so much … you can rest in peace … pic.twitter.com/MoASWLUsqQ
– Sourav Ganguly (@ SGanguly99) November 15, 2020
Known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray, Chatterjee became synonymous with the detective character “Feluda” created by Ray.
Although Feluda’s first appearance was in a series of detective books written by Ray, the maestro later decided to give it a celluloid format and Chatterjee played the lead in all the films Ray made on Feluda.
Later Ray started to create illustrations of Feluda in his books based on Chatterjee’s figure.
Chatterjee was an exponent in reciting poems by the Bengali bard Rabindranath Tagore. He became ill and tested positive for the coronavirus on October 6, 2020. Later he also tested negative.
Later it developed into multiple complications, leading to its downfall. With him an era in Bengali films came to an end.
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