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Actor Soumitra Chatterjee admitted to hospital with breathing troubles

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee admitted to hospital with breathing troubles

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Aug 2019, 02:42 pm

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IBNS): Veteran Bengali cinema actor and Dadasaheb Phalke winner Soumitra Chatterjee has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata after he complained of breathing troubles.

Chatterjee was admitted around 9:30 am in a south Kolkata hospital with respiratory tract infection, media reports said.

According to reports, the legendary actor is out of danger.

However, doctors are closely monitoring his health from time to time.

He is right now being treated at the ICU.

His daughter Poulami Basu informed media that Chatterjee is presently stable.

Best known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning film director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in fourteen films, Chatterjee has been a contemporary of Bengali cinema screen idol Uttam Kumar during 1960s and 1970s.

Chatterjee is also the first Indian film personality to be conferred with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award for artists.

He is also the winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award which is India's highest award for cinema.

In 2017 exactly thirty years after auteur Satyajit Ray was honoured with France's highest civilian award, the coveted Legion of Honor, thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, arguably, the most prominent face of Ray's films, also received the prestigious award.