Veteran Bengali actor Abhishek Chatterjee passes away at 58

Guwahati: Bengali film actor Abhishek Chatterjee breathed his last at the age of 58 in Kolkata on Thursday morning.

According to reports, Chatterjee passed away due of a heart attack.

He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Chatterjee, who is most recognised for his work in Bengali films, had been ill for some time.

As per national media reports, Chatterjee became unwell on Wednesday while filming a reality show.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Chatterjee was a significant figure in the Bengali film industry.

He made his debut with the Bengali film Pathbhola (1986), directed by Tarun Majumdar.

He was seen alongside veterans such as Sandhya Roy, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tapas Paul and Utpal Dutt.

His other films include Ora Charjon, Tumi Koto Sundar, Surer Akashe, Toofan, Maryada, Amar Prem, Papi, Haraner Nat Jamai, Jeevan Pradip, Puroshottam Abirvab, Mayer Anchal, Arjun Aamar Naam and Sabuj Saathi, among others.

The veteran actor has also worked in television.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled Abhishek’s death on Twitter. She wrote, “Sad to know of the untimely demise of our young actor Abhishek Chatterjee . Abhishek was talented and versatile in his performances, and we shall miss him. It is a great loss for TV serials and our film industry. My condolences to his family and friends (sic).”

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