Veteran Bengali actor and Dada Saheb Phalke winner Soumitra Chatterjee's health conditions have deteriorated. As per the latest reports, he has been out on BiPap ventilation.
Chatterjee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on October 6, following which he was admitted to Bellevue Nursing Home in Kolkata. 85-year-old Soumitra Chatterjee has been under the expert care of the private nursing home since then. However, his health conditions have deteriorated considerably.
On October 9, Soumitra Chatterjee was moved to the ITU and put on oxygen support after his health worsened. A three-member medical team was set up to monitor the health of the legendary actor as soon as he was admitted to the hospital. This was also done to ensure he was given the utmost care, considering the Padma Bhushan awardee is a patient of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
On October 6, after his Covid-19 report came back positive, Soumitra Chatterjee's daughter Poulami Bose had said, “He is stable. He had a fever in the last few days. We wanted to admit him as a precautionary measure since he has multiple comorbidities.”
Soumitra Chatterjee had resumed shooting a few days ago. He directed Parambrata, another noted Bengali actor, who completed the shooting of Abhiyan under Chatterjee. Jisshu Sengupta, who was recently seen in Sadak 2 in Bollywood, will be seen playing the role of young Soumitra in the film while the veteran actor himself plays his older self.
Soumitra Chatterjee is one of the best and biggest actors Kolkata film industry has seen. He has innumerable hits under his belt, namely Ashani Sanket, Ghare Baire, Aranyer Din Ratri, Charulata, Shakha Proshakha, Jhinder Bandi, Saat Pake Bandha, and more. But for Bengali movie lovers, he will always be known as Feluda. Soumitra Chatterjee's collaboration with Oscar-winner Satyajit Ray, and especially the Feluda series, is simply unforgettable.
Source: India Today
BDST: 1242 HRS, OCT 13, 2020