Actor Abhishek Chatterjee passes away due to cardiac arrest

Popular Bengali actor Abhishek Chatterjee passes away at the age of 58 in his residence in Kolkata. He took his last breath on the wee hours of Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest, family members said. He is survived by a wife and a daughter. Chatterjee had debuted in Tarun Majumder’s Bengali film ‘Pathbhola’ in 1986 and proved his mettle in several hits in the years that followed, including Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Dahan’ and ‘Bariwali’ and Majumder’s ‘Alo’.

He was also a known face in Bengali teleserial. Condoling his death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “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”.

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