Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee died at the age of 85 on November 15 in Kolkata. He breathed his last at Bellevue Nursing Home in Kolkata after being hospitalised for nearly a month. Soumitra Chatterjee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on October 6. After he tested negative for coronavirus, Soumitra Chatterjee was shifted to a non-Covid Intensive Trauma Unit (ITU). Since then, the veteran Bengali actor had been under expert medical care with a special team set up to monitor his health. He was facing secondary infections due to the Covid-19 repercussions.
An official statement confirming the thespian’s demise read, “We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12-15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul.”
In the last few days, Chatterjee’s condition had deteriorated and he was on ventilator.
A hospital spokesperson had said on October 28, “We are dealing with the secondary infection and its repercussions. We have given all sorts of antibiotics and anti-fungal medicines in accordance with the sensitivity and we are expecting he would respond to it. We are expecting favourable results and hopefully, his kidney function will bounce back.”
The doctor also told the media that since Soumitra Chatterjee had secondary pneumonia and there were increasing chances of aspersions, members of the medical board decided to protect his airway through ‘Endotracheal Intubation’ and ventilation support.