Bengali actor Abhishek Chatterjee dies at 58

Bengali film and television actor Abhishek Chatterjee’s shocking demise has left Tollywood deeply saddened. Reports suggest, Abhishek suffered a heart attack. He was 58. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed grief over Abhishek’s sudden demise, Times of India reports.

Despite being unwell, the senior artist was shooting for upcoming TV show ‘Ismrat Jodi’ yesterday (March 23) and his condition deteriorated. He threw up a few times on the shooting sets and the crew members rushed for help. But the actor wasn’t ready to go to hospital and went home where his family members called a doctor and Abhishek was given medical treatment too. But late at night, he breathed his last.

CM Mamata, in a tweet 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.’

Abhishek, who has been a part of many hit movies, played a prominent role in Bengali television serial ‘Khorkuto’, starring Trina Saha and Koushik Roy in the lead roles.

The news has left Tollywood deeply shocked. Laboni Sarkar, Gourab Roy Chowdhury, Trina Saha, Koushik Roy and many others have mourned his sudden demise.

Senior artist Abhishek did many Bengali movies and romanced almost all leading actresses of her time on-screen as a hero. ‘Pothbhola’, ‘Ora Charjon’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Madhur Milan’, ‘Bariwali’ are some of her films. The actor was seen on Bengali television lately. He was playing Trina Saha’s dad in comedy-drama ‘Khorkuto’, which is quite popular among the audience. Besides this, he played meaty roles in other shows like ‘Mohor’, ‘Phagun Bou’, ‘Tapur Tupur’, ‘Ichche Nodee’, ‘Andarmahal’ and many others. He was very popular among his industry peers and known for his affable nature.

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