Veteran Bengal actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Covid +, in intensive care


Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive on Monday October 6th.


Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee is currently in intensive care with complications from Covid-19. The octogenarian was admitted to Belle Vue hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday, having tested positive the day before. His daughter said Mr Chatterjee suffered from Covid encephalopathy and was disoriented and restless.

According to hospital sources, the actor may require an MRI of the brain to investigate the encephalopathy, which led to “an acute confusional state”.

Earlier today, his daughter Poulomi Chatterjee said: “According to the team of 12 doctors who treat him, my father is maintaining his vital parameters and is stable on this count. His blood pressure is normal, and he has not. needs the administration of oxygen at the moment. However, he suffers from Covid encephalopathy and, therefore, disoriented and agitated at this time. “

Thanking supporters for their concern, Ms Chatterjee said: “All necessary precautions are being taken in this regard. There has been no deterioration due to its comorbidities, including high levels of PSA, tendencies to pneumonia and compromised lungs, which is a good sigh. “

Soumitra Chatterjee was in hospital last year in August with difficulty breathing, after a respiratory tract infection and other “age-related problems” including sodium-potassium imbalance. He was released from the hospital on August 21, 2019.

The actor tested positive on Monday, October 6. He reportedly shot a documentary and visited a studio on October 1.

Mr. Chatterjee is Bengal’s most revered actor, since his debut in Satyajit Ray’s film “Apur Sansar” released in 1959, after which he worked closely with the author on a total of 14 films.

It was also directed by Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha, Tarun Majumdar and other legendary filmmakers.

He continues to perform and deliver popular film hits as well as plays, some of which he has also directed.

His latest film is’Sanjhbati‘, released in 2019.

Soumitra Chatteejee received the Padma Bhushan in 2004. In 2012, he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award from the Indian government for filmmaking for a lifetime’s work. In 2018, he received the highest civilian distinction in France, the Legion of Honor.

Mr. Chatterjee has made his mark not only in film but also in theater, as a writer, playwright and director.


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