Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee Image Credit: Supplied

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has tested positive for coronavirus on October 6 and is stable, sources said. The veteran actor was admitted to a private nursing home in Kolkata around 11am, a day after he took a COVID-19 test.

A private nursing home bed was booked for the actor on Monday evening, where he was moved this morning. The sources said Chatterjee had been unwell for the past couple of days and reportedly suffering from fever. He was shooting for a documentary titled ‘Abhijan’, directed by actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay.

Soumitra Chatterjee in Kapurush 1965
Soumitra Chatterjee in 'Kapurush' (1965).

He had attended the shoot floor at Bharatlaxmi Studio on October 1. The next shooting schedule was on October 7. It was learnt that the actor had a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related problem. Last year, he had suffered a bout of pneumonia and was admitted to a hospital for a few days.

Many actors, directors and producers such as Ranjit Mallick, his daughter and actress Koel Mallick, wife Dipa Mallick, producer Nispal Singh and director Raj Chakraborty had tested coronavirus positive but have since recovered.