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Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests corona positive

Eastern Times, Kolkata: Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee from Bengal is tested positive with covid-19 and has been admitted to a private nursing home this morning. His report came positive only yesterday.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called to inquire after his health.The 85-year-old artist has been suffering from COPD for a long time. He was hospitalised for several days with pneumonia last year. At the moment, doctors are worried about his problem with COPD. A medical team has been formed to keep a constant check on his health progress.According to news reports, one after another many actors including few television stars were attacked by the invisible enemy in Tollygunge Studio Para.

Actor-director Raj Chakraborty was attacked by corona. Recently, his father died of corona. However, some actors have recovered gradually and returned to work.


Chatterjee, who is one of the most prominent actors from Kolkata, has had successfully collaborations with iconic film director, Satyajit Ray and has worked together in 14 movies.

He is the first actor to have played the role of ‘Feluda’ – a fictional Bengali private investigator starring in Bengali novels created by Ray – in movies including Sonar Kella and Joy Baba Felunath.

Of late, he has been directed by Bengal’s yet another celebrated directors – Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee in blockbuster Bengali movies including Belasheshe, Posto, and Praktan.

In his successful career spanning more than four decades, Chatterjee has won several awards including Padma Bhushan and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna.

His achievements in the Indian cinema has also made him the recipient of three national awards for his performances in the films Antardhan, Dekha and Padokkhep.

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