A gentle soul and abundant talent,” wrote Amitabh Bachchan in a moving post for Bengal’s celebrated actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Sunday. Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, died on Sunday afternoon in Kolkata.
Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture of himself and the late actor and described him as “one of the mightiest pillars of film industry.” Paying a tribute to the iconic actor of the Bengali cinema,
He tweeted: “Soumitra Chatterjee… an iconic legend… one of the mightiest pillars of the film industry, has fallen…a gentle soul and abundant talent…last met him at the IFFI in Kolkata…prayers.” In his blog, Big B wrote: “Soumitra Chatterjee .. a prolific giant and icon .. a legend of the Bengal Film Industry .. passes away .. just prayers for the departed soul and a helplessness… met him last at the IFFI at Kolkata…. a gentle human, humble and filled with grace.”
Soumitra Chatterjee’s last rites were done at Keoratala Crematorium in Kolkata on Sunday evening under complete police honours. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended funeral along with several Bengali cinema celebrities and hundreds of fans.