Moreover his love for performing, Soumitra Chatterjee was an avid cricket fan who by no means missed a world match on the Eden Gardens until the 1980s.
Recollecting his lengthy affiliation with Chatterjee who died on Sunday, former Bengal captain and nationwide selector Sambaran Banerjee stated he was a cricket fan who stored a tab on all of the developments associated to the sport.
“He was an avid cricket fan. He beloved Take a look at cricket greater than anything. He had instructed me that he by no means missed a cricket match at Eden Gardens within the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. He stored a tab on all of the developments on cricket,” Banerjee stated.
Nonetheless, he stated that Chatterjee was apprehensive concerning the IPL format.
“When the IPL format began, at occasions once we spoke, I felt he was apprehensive concerning the format, and his coronary heart was nonetheless with Take a look at matches. His loss of life is a private loss for me,” he stated.
Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly additionally mourned the loss of life of the legendary actor.
“U have achieved a lot ..u can relaxation in peace,” Ganguly, additionally a former India captain, tweeted.
Chatterjee, who strode Bengali cinema like a colossus and took it to the world, died on Sunday after dropping a 40-day battle with post-COVID illnesses, bringing curtains down on the ultimate chapter of the Bengali cinema’s golden period. He was 85.
The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee is survived by spouse Deepa Chatterjee, daughter Poulomi Basu and son Sougata Chatterjee.