"A gentle soul and abundant talent," wrote Amitabh Bachchan in a moving post for Bengal's celebrated actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Sunday.
Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, died on Sunday afternoon in Kolkata.
Paying a tribute to the iconic actor of the Bengali cinema, Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture of himself and the late actor and described him as "one of the mightiest pillars of film industry."
He tweeted: "Soumitra Chatterjee... an iconic legend... one of the mightiest pillars of the film industry, has fallen...a gentle soul and abundant talent...last met him at the IFFI in Kolkata...prayers."
In his blog, Big B wrote: "Soumitra Chatterjee .. a prolific giant and icon .. a legend of the Bengal Film Industry .. passes away .. just prayers for the departed soul and a helplessness... met him last at the IFFI at Kolkata.... a gentle human, humble and filled with grace."
Read Amitabh Bachchan's tweet here:
BDST: 1314 HRS, NOV 16, 2020 SMS
T 3722 - Soumitra Chatterjee .. an iconic legend .. one of the mightiest pillars of the Film Industry, .. has fallen .. a gentle soul and abundant talent .. last met him at the IFFI in Kolkata ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 15, 2020
Prayers .. ? pic.twitter.com/GSFYacxKCh