“He died at 2.45 AM because of multi-organ failure and fat embolism in a case polytrauma after he met with a road accident on Tuesday,” said a senior official of the Belle Vue Clinic, where he had been admitted.
His condition turned critical on Saturday and he had been put under ventilation with full life support as his parameters had been fluctuating massively.
The noted character actor's condition deteriorated so much that doctors had to cancel the second operation which was slated Saturday afternoon.
Ganguly and dancer Malabika Sen were injured when his MUV collided head-on with a bus at Santragachi in Howrah district on October 20 when they were returning to the city after a show. Sen is now out of danger.
Chief Minister of east Indian state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also paid a visit to enquire about his condition, on the day he was admitted. Ganguly started his career as a stage actor and later worked in television and films.
He acted in acclaimed films like 'Gaynar Baksha' by Aparna Sen, 'Laptop' by Kaushik Ganguly, 'Byomkesh Bakshi' by Anjan Dutta, 'Iti Srikanta' by Anjan Das and 'Mahulbanir Sereng' by Sekhar Das.
Mamata banerjee condoles Ganguly’s death
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of actor Pijush Ganguly who breathed his last early today after meeting with an accident last week. “Shocked and saddened that actor Pijush Ganguly died. He was close to us and very talented. My condolences to his family. RIP,” Banerjee said in microblogging site Twitter. Banerjee had paid a visit to the hospital where Ganguly was admitted to inquire about his condition. Music director Jeet Ganguly also expressed shock at the actor's death. “Saddened and shocked to hear about the sad demise of #Pijush Ganguly. An extremely talented and fine actor, may his soul rest in peace,” he said in his Twitter handle.
Describing Ganguly as a simple person, director Atanu Ghosh said, “If he was not able to deliver the exact expression I wanted, he would remain dissatisfied throughout the day.”