Iconic actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday at the age of 85.
He breathed his last around 12:15pm while undergoing treatment at Belle Vue Clinic Hospital in Kolkata, India.
The Dada Saheb Phalke awardee was on life support. His health condition deteriorated on Friday. Last efforts to revive him were being made by the teams of doctors on Saturday.
The 85-year-old actor had undergone the first plasmapheresis on Thursday and tracheostomy on Wednesday.
The legendary actor, who debuted in Satyajit Ray's masterpiece "Apur Sansar" and acted in 14 films of the maestro, has been under treatment in the hospital since October 6 after testing positive for COVID-19.
He later tested negative for the infection but COVID encephalopathy had set in and various other complications surfaced.
BDST: 1310 HRS, NOV 15, 2020