Bengali film 82 yr old veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee will be honored with France Highest Civilian Award i.e ‘Legion d’Honneur’.
Soumitra Chatterjee has received ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ Award,India’s highest award in Cinema and was also conferred with the France’s highest award for artist i.e ‘Commandeur de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted, “From ‘Apur Sansar’ to Legion d Honour. The legendary Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay, hallmark of Indian and Bengali cinema. A tribute and honour to the great actor of Bengali cinema by France. This makes us very proud. Congratulations.”
The fraternity of Bengali films are very happy and have extended there hearty congratulations. Atanu Ghosh who have directed Soumitra in several films have said, “Privileged that we got to live and work with him. Hearty congratulations to the living legend on being bestowed with the Legion d’Honneur”