Bengali film star Abhishek Chatterjee died of suspected heart attack in Kolkata in the wee hours of Thursday. He was 58 and is survived by his wife and daughter.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee offered condolences to his family. She wrote in a tweet, “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.”
He is survived by his wife and daughter, Chatterjee was one of the leading figures of the Bengali film industry in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Beginning his film career with the film ‘Path Bhola’, which was directed by Tarun Majumdar, in 1986, Abhishek went on to act in several blockbuster Bengali movies.
The mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim also tweeted saying, “Deeply pained by the un-timely demise of talented & young actor of our Bengal film industry #AbhishekChatterjee. A strong personality both on screen & off it, he will be missed us and his countless admirers and followers. My deepest condolences. May his soul Rest in Peace.”
Mr Chatterjee’s co-actor in several movies like Sujansakhi, Lathi, Sankha Sidurer Dibbi, Rituparna Sengupta, said he had set a new benchmark in commercial films and will always remain in the hearts of audiences.
(With inputs from agencies)