"Aamir Khan Mourns The Demise Of Soumitra Chatterjee".
Superstar Aamir Khan mourns the demise of veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee and extended his condolences to his family and fans.
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday. He was 85. Soumitra was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6.
Aamir Khan took to his social media and expressed, “Indian Cinema has lost one of its leading lights. My heartfelt condolences to Soumitraji’s family, and to all his fans. His work will continue to bring joy to all of us. RIP Shri Soumitra Chatterjee”
Chatterjee was cremated with full state honors in Kolkata on the evening of 15 November. The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also joined the procession and walked the distance from Rabindra Sadan to the Keortala crematorium.
The legend, known for his collaborations with Satyajit Ray, was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, besides winning three National Film Awards.
In a career spanning 60 years, Soumitra Chatterjee acted in more than 200 films. Outside films, Soumitra was active in Kolkata-based Bengali theatre too. As a writer, he even published 12 poetry books.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Aamir Khan will soon be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha, which is loosely based on American drama Forrest Gump.
The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and south Indian superstar Vijay Sethupathi, in his Hindi debut.