Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85
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Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85

His health condition was extremely critical and he was not responding at all to treatment

Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday in Kolkata. The 85-year-old breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata on Sunday.

His health condition was extremely critical and he was not responding at all to treatment, said critical care expert and head of the medical board at Kolkata's Belle Vue Hospital Arindam Kar.

The octogenarian actor's health condition was "extremely" deteriorated over the past 48-hours.

"The team of doctors including neurologist, nephrologist, cardiologist, those from critical care medicine, infection disease specialist, both from public and private sectors, every one has put their effort to get the legend back from the critical stage, but it is not working," said Kar.

He said that the doctors have tried really hard to "revive" Soumitra to a better state. "We are very sorry to say that he is not responding at all."

The 85-year-old Dadasaheb Phalke awardee has been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kolkata's Belle Vue Hospital for almost 40 days and his consciousness level went down significantly Since Friday. The condition of the veteran actor was a matter of concern owing to co-morbidities and advanced age. His key problem was Covid-19 encephalopathy, doctors said.

(With inputs from IANS)

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