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Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for coronavirus

In the last two months, Soumitra Chatterjee had been shooting for a biopic and a documentary on his life.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 6, 2020 4:48:56 pm
soumitra chatterjeeThe news was confirmed by Soumitra Chatterjee's daughter Poulomi Basu on Tuesday. (Photo: Express Archive)

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has tested positive for Covid-19, his daughter Poulomi Basu said on Tuesday. He was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata today morning, she said.

The 85-year-old actor had a fever for the last three days and he tested positive for coronavirus on Monday night, Poulomi added.

“Baba (father) is stable now. He is fully conscious. He is under observation due to his advancing age,” Poulomi Basu told PTI.

Soumitra Chatterjee has been shifted to a cabin, a spokesperson of the hospital said.

In the last two months, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning actor had been shooting for a biopic and a documentary on his life.

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