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Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, health officials said. He has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata, they said. The octogenarian actor was unwell and he tested positive for the infection on Tuesday morning, a senior health official said.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 06, 2020 13:39 IST
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19
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Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, health officials said. He has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata, they said. The octogenarian actor was unwell and he tested positive for the infection on Tuesday morning, a senior health official said. "His samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday and the reports came today," he added. His daughter Poulomi Basu informed that he has been admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata in the morning.

The 85-year-old actor had a fever for the last three days and he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday night, she added. "Baba (father) is stable now. He is fully conscious. He is under observation due to his advancing age," Basu told PTI.

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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