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Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away at the age of 85 on November 15 in Kolkata. He breathed his last at Belle Vue Nursing Home in Kolkata after being hospitalised for nearly a month. Soumitra Chatterjee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on October 5, 2020 and got admitted to the hospital the very next morning. 

"We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12.15 p.m. at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul," the bulletin from Kolkata's Belle Vue Hospital said.

After he tested negative for coronavirus, Soumitra Chatterjee was shifted to a non-Covid Intensive Trauma Unit (ITU). Since then, the veteran Bengali actor had been under expert medical care with a special team set up to monitor his health. 

Earlier in the morning, his health condition was "extremely critical" and he was "not responding at all" to treatment, said critical care expert and head of the medical board at Kolkata's Belle Vue Hospital Arindam Kar. The octogenarian actor's health condition "extremely" deteriorated over the past 48-hours and he was on ventilator.
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