“I hate selfies ~ Soumitra Chatterjee”
This was the first dialogue I listen from Soumitra Chatterjee during the Book release of Dr. Saroj Gupta at Nandan. Well he was telling this to one of my journalist friend from Kolkata press. What a personality on screen and off the stage. But I was lucky enough to got a frame with him and that will be one of the best treasure for my life.
Apur Sansar to Bela Seshe , Feluda to Tiktiki what ever he touched has pernitrate to heart of Bengali Film lovers. Legend Satyajit Ray most of the cases trusted him as his best face to bring out the character.
A loss which will never be fulfilled again in the cultural aura of Indian arena.
We miss you Sir. God bless you.
Some of the Awards received by the legend.
2004 – Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
2012 – Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna
2018 – Legion d’Honneur by the Government of France, Commandeur de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France
National Film Awards
1991: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Antardhan
2000: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Dekha
2006 – National Film Award for Best Actor for Podokkhep
2012 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Teen Kanya (1961)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Abhijan (1963)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Baghini (1969)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Ashani Sanket (1974)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Sansar Simanthey (1976)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Kony (1987)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Agnisanket (1989)
B.F.J.A Best Actor Award for Krantikaal (2006)
Filmfare Awards East – Best actor for Agradani (1983)
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South (1994)
Filmfare Awards East – Best Male Actor (Critics) for Rupkatha Noy (2013)
Filmfare Awards East – Best Male Actor (Critics) for Mayurakshi (2017)
A all time best from Legendary Bengali Film “Teen Bhuboner Pare“
And a section from his theater life.