The year keeps getting worse as legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee can now be added the list of famous and widely loved people who passed away in 2020, not to mention the countless numbers who lost their lived due to the coronavirus pandemic whom we've not heard about. The multiple-award winning actor breathed his last today, 15th November, aged 88, after being diagnosed with COVID encephalopathy. His daughter, Paulaumi Basu, released a statement, saying, “I am extremely grateful to the chief minister (Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee), the doctors and all those who took such great care of my father. I would like to ask everybody not to grieve. Let us celebrate his life.”
No sooner than news of his death spread that condolences poured in from far and wide, including from the likes of PM Narendra Modi, President Ramnath Kovind, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, as also Bollywood actors Richa Chadha, Randeep Hooda, Tisca Chopra, Madhur Bhandarkar and several others. Read the most heartfelt tweets below:
RIP, Soumitra Chatterjee.
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