Actor Soumitra Chatterjee in critical condition; battling COVID-19 on a ventilator

Soumitra Chatterjee is currently not in the pink of his health. The Veteran Bengali actor’s health has deteriorated and is now put on a ventilator, according to a report in India Today. The 85-year-old had underwent a Covid-19 test on October 5 and the test report returned positive. He was admitted to a private hospital in the very next morning. But his condition was stable then. He was suffering from several comorbidities. He was then immediately shifted to an ICU for close monitoring after his health deteriorated on October 10 night.

According to sources, Soumitra Chatterjee was feeling unwell for the past couple of days before his Covid test and was reportedly suffering from fever. He was shooting for a documentary titled Abhijan directed by actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay. He last attended shooting at the Bharatlaxmi Studio on October 1. The next shooting schedule was fixed for October 7. It was also learnt that the actor has COPD related troubles and last year he had also suffered from pneumonia. That time he had to get admitted to the hospital for a few days, family sources said.

Earlier, many actors, directors and producers like Ranjit Mallick, his daughter and actress Koel Mallick, wife Dipa Mallick, producer Nispal Singh and director Raj Chakraborty had tested positive for Covid-19. But they all have recovered now.

(With IANS Inputs)

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