West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her condolence over the legendary actor's demise on her twitter account.
When the doctors declared the news of Soumitra's demise, Mamata Banerjee rushed to the hospital this afternoon to be with the legendary actor's family at this hour of grief, reported by Daily News and Analysis (DNA).
Mamata Banerjee in her Twitter account confirmed the death of the legendary actor with the caption, "Feluda is no more. 'Apu' said goodbye. Farewell, Soumitra Chatterjee. He has been a legend in his lifetime. International, Indian and Bengali cinema has lost a giant. We will miss him dearly. The film world in Bengal has been orphaned."
The West Bengal Chief Minister also added the accomplishments achieved by the veteran actor in her next tweet.
"Best known for his films with Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Da was conferred with Legion of Honor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Banga Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan & several National Awards. A great loss. Saddened. Condolences to his family, the film fraternity & his admirers across the world," Mamata Banerjee added.
The 85-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke awardee lost the prolonged battle with multiple ailments after being admitted in the hospital for 40 days.
The actor was admitted to the hospital on October 6, 2020, after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
He was shooting for a documentary titled 'Abhijan' directed by actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay. He last attended shooting at the Bharatlaxmi Studio on October 1.