Farewell, Soumitra Chatterjee

November 15, 2020 8:37:02 PM IST
MTG editorial

MTG is deeply saddened by the passing of cinema and theatre legend-- the great actor and fine human being Soumitra Chatterjee, at age 85 after a prolonged battle with Covid19.

Chatterjee is best known for his work in Bengali cinema, particularly his 14-film collaboration with Satyajit Ray. He started his acting career in theatre, and after a successful career in films, he returned to theatre in 1978, with his production NAAM JIBAN, and followed it up with plays like RAJKUMAR (1982), PHERA (1987), NILKANTHA (1988), GHATAK BIDAY (1990), TIKTIKI (1995), NYAYMURTI (1996), RAJA LEAR (2010). He wrote and directed several plays and also appeared on stage for poetry readings.

Among his many national and international awards, he won the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1998, for his work in the theatre.

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