Popular Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee is heading home after spending a week in a private hospital in Kolkata, where he was admitted with multi-organ and pneumonia dysfunction.
A team of professional doctor who has supervised his medical aid told sources that the 84-year-old veteran actor has made a good recovery and will be released today. He was even moved from ICU to a General Ward within just 3-days.
Dr. Arindam Mukherjee of Ruby Hospital said that “he was critical when he arrived at the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia in the background of COPD.”
Dr. Mukherjee continued, “We initially thought he may need to be put on a ventilator but he eventually did not need any intervention.”
Mr. Chatterjee has been recommended to come back from a medical check-up after two weeks.
Dr. Sunil Banerjee, who is also a close aide of Mr. Chatterjee has said that “he takes an influenza vaccine each year. He will need to use some inhalers. He is a legend but age is a factor that has to be kept in mind.”
Soumitra Chatterjee is a popular actor with laurels from across the globe including French Legion of Honour and India’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as Padma Bhushan.
Mr. Chatterjee started his acting career from 1959. His first well-known film Apur Sansar was directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Till date, Mr. Chatterjee has worked in 99 films. He also simultaneously acts in theatre as well as is a renowned reciter of poems.