Soumitra Chatterjee, one of West Bengal's most celebrated actors, passed away on Sunday after being diagnosed with coronavirus. He was 85.
Soumitra tested positive for Covid-19 last month and was taken to hospital.
He is survived by wife, son and daughter.
"We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020). We pay our homage to his soul," the hospital said in its statement.
Soumitra was admitted to the hospital on October 6, just a day after he tested positive for Covid-19, reports NDTV.
The legendary actor tested negative a little after a week on October 14 but he remained admitted because of health complications, especially Covid-induced encephalopathy.
Within a few days after he tested negative, the doctors said he was recovering and would be able to walk in a few days.
However on October 25, Dr Arindam Kar, who was leading the medical team treating Soumitra, said: "You all know he is not keeping well. His consciousness, despite all our efforts, is not improving. Rather it has gone down."