BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said on Soumitra Chatterjee’s death- you did a lot, now rest in peace


new Delhi: Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team and current chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has condoled the demise of actor Soumitra Chatterjee. Ganguly said that the veteran actor has done a lot in his lifetime. Now he can rest in peace. The veteran actor of Bengali films breathed his last on Sunday afternoon at Belle View Hospital in Kolkata. He was 85.

Shortly after his demise, Ganguly tweeted, “You have done a lot … now you can rest in peace.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, various political leaders and personalities have expressed grief over Chatterjee’s death.

Earlier, Arindam Kar, head of the Critical Care Expert and Medical Board, said that Chatterjee’s condition was ‘very serious’ and that the treatment was not impacting him. The actor’s position was not good since Friday. On 5 October, he was admitted to the hospital after coming to Coronavirus test positive.

Chatterjee is known to play Satyajit Ray. He worked in 14 films with Ray. Apart from winning 3 National Awards, he was awarded Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Sangeet Natak Academy Award etc.

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