Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away today in Kolkata’s hospital after a-month-long battle with multiple ailments. He was 85. Soumitra Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital on October 6 after he tested positive for COVID-19. After the news about his death was confirmed, his fans took to their social media handle to pay their respects. Netizens paid tribute to the veteran actor. Also Read - Paoli Dam Finds it Hard to Believe The Demise of Legendary Actor Soumitra Chatterjee

Politicians Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah and Narendra Modi also took to social media to pay tribute. Rahul Gandhi wrote: “It’s sad to hear of the demise of Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Shri Soumitra Chatterjee, an actor par excellence who the nation has revered over the years. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans”. Also Read - Soumitra Chatterjee Last Rites Performed With Gun Salute; Mamata Banerjee, Celebs Attend

PM Modi wrote: “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.” Also Read - What is COVID-19 Encephalopathy, The Condition That Took Soumitra Chatterjee's Life

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He recovered from the infection, but his condition did not improve as he suffered from multiple ailments, including neurological complications. The hospital released an official statement on Chatterjee’s passing away: “We declare with a heavy heart that Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last at 12-15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (November 15, 2020). We pay our homage to his soul.”