Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last on November 15, 2020. The actor, who would have turned 87 today (January 19, 2022), was also an acclaimed poet, activist and painter. Best remembered for his long partnership with Satyajit Ray, his later roles too brought much acclaim and praise – solidifying him as one of Bengal's favourite sons.
On his birth anniversary, several popular stars of the Bengali film industry and his daughter Poulami Bose took to social media to pay homage to the legend...
The actor’s daughter Poulami Bose changed her Facebook profile photo to an image featuring her celebrated father.
Prosenjit, who shared a screen with the actor in the National Award-winning film Mayurakshi, among others, penned a brief but poignant letter to his ‘Soumitra Kaku’, to celebrate his fighting spirit.
Parambrata shared a snap featuring the late actor and quoted Kabir Suman’s lyrics, ‘tomar tulona ami khujina kokhono,’ which roughly translates to, ‘I never look for someone who can compare to you.’
Anindya Chatterjee, who worked with Soumitra Chatterjee in two films, Bela Sheshe and the upcoming Bela Shuru, shared a photo featuring his ‘Chatterjee Saheb.’
“You (will) stay in our hearts forever,” wrote Rituparna Sengupta, and the comments on her post reaffirm Soumitra’s enduring legacy.
‘Tumi robe nirobe’, wrote Srabanti Chatterjee to salute the Aparajito, the unvanquished powerhouse of Bengali cinema.
Koushani Mukherjee too took to social media to pen an ode for her ‘eternal shining star.’
Sreenanda Shankar, who shared a screen with Soumitra in the Bengali film Basu Paribar, wished the late actor with a collage of photos on her Instagram story.
Suman Mukhopadhyay pays his homage to Soumitra 'Raja Lear' Chattopadhyay with lines from Shakespeare's King Lear, “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”