Soumitra Chatterjee's death colossal loss to cinema: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Updated: 15 November, 2020 16:11 IST | ANI | New Delhi

The PM said that Soumitra Chatterjee's death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India

Saumitra Chatterjee. Pic/AFP.
Saumitra Chatterjee. Pic/AFP.

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee who breathed his last at Belle Vue Hospital in Kolkata.

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The PM said that Soumitra Chatterjee's death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India. "Shri Soumitra Chatterjee's death is a colossal loss to the world of cinema, cultural life of West Bengal and India. Through his works, he came to embody Bengali sensibilities, emotions and ethos. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," the Prime Minister tweeted.

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President Ram Nath Kovind also gave condolences to the family of the late actor. “With the passing of Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian cinema has lost one of its legends. He will be specially remembered for the 'Apu' trilogy and other memorable performances in Satyajit Ray's masterpieces,” he said in a tweet.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also mourned the demise of Chatterjee on Twitter and said that the Indian silver screen has lost a gem.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also expressed his grief over the demise of the veteran actor. 

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First Published: 15 November, 2020 15:35 IST

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