Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been put on ventilator support as his health condition is very critical, doctors at a private hospital in Kolkata said.
His blood glucose levels have improved slightly but his kidneys started malfunctioning, report Indian media.
The actor’s platelet count was low and his urine output is not satisfactory, Dr. Arindam Kar, head of the doctors’ team treating the actor, briefed journalists late Monday night.
Soumitra underwent a physical examination again on Tuesday. He has been in Belle Vue Clinic, a private hospital in Minto Park, for the past 22 days. Of these, he was in the Intensive Care Centre (ICU) for 18 days.
The 85-year-old Bengali actor tested Covid-19 positive on 6 October and recovered from the infection on 14 October.
Apart from Feluda role, Soumitra was a part of several other works of Satyajit Ray. He is also famous for his role as Apu in the Bangla film Apu’r Sangshar or The World Of Apu. Some of his best films include Ashani Sanket, Ghare Baire, Aranyer Din Ratri, Charulata, Shakha Proshakha, Jhinder Bandi, Saat Pake Bandha.
Soumitra Chatterjee or Chattopadhyay was born on 19 January 1935 in Krishnanagar in the Riveria district of West Bengal. He studied literature at Amherst Street City College, Kolkata University. In 1959 he first acted in the film ‘Apur Sansar’ directed by Satyajit Ray. He has acted in 14 of Satyajit’s 34 films. He also acted in dramas besides films.