Legion d’Honneur For Soumitra Chatterjee

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and actor Soumitra Chatterjee during the inauguration of 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018 in Kolkata on Jan 30, 2018. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata:  Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was on Tuesday presented France’s highest civilian award, Legion d’Honneur at a function here.

French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler presented the medal to the versatile octogenarian, who has delved into multiple cultural genres. Apart from his chief vocation of acting, he has also dabbled in painting, composed poems, written and directed plays, edited a Bengali magazine and is also a much-acclaimed debater and public speaker. Picture shows West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee felicitating Soumitra at the event.