Bengali-language film actor Soumitra Chatterjee, centre, gestures after receiving the Dadasahab Phalke Award from the Indian government in 2012. Photo: AP
Bengali-language film actor Soumitra Chatterjee, centre, gestures after receiving the Dadasahab Phalke Award from the Indian government in 2012. Photo: AP
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Indian cinema legend Soumitra Chatterjee’s death spotlights end of art film era

  • Chatterjee worked closely with late Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century
  • The actor, who died of Covid-19, worked only in the Bengali film industry – seemingly never feeling the draw of its Hindi counterpart, Bollywood

Bengali-language film actor Soumitra Chatterjee, centre, gestures after receiving the Dadasahab Phalke Award from the Indian government in 2012. Photo: AP
Bengali-language film actor Soumitra Chatterjee, centre, gestures after receiving the Dadasahab Phalke Award from the Indian government in 2012. Photo: AP
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