Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away at 49
National Award winning Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, 49, died at his south Kolkata residence in the morning, following a cardiac arrest.
Winner of 12 national and several international awards, Rituparno Ghosh was suffering from pancreatitis and died of heart attack at 7.30 am, his family said.
Rituparno Ghosh shot to fame by his direction of a children’s film Hirer Angti in 1994. His film Unishe April won national award winner in 1995.
His other widely acclaimed films include Dahan, Asukh, Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Bariwali, Antarmahal and Noukadubi.
As news of his death spread, a pall of gloom descended n Tollywood.
Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee deeply mourned Rituparno Ghosh’s death, saying, “I cannot believe that Rituparna is no more. It is very difficult to accept this news. We lost a very promising film director at a very early age.”
Many film actors and actresses thronged his residence to pay their last respects.
State Commerce and Industry minister Partha Chatterjee visited his home this morning.
Ritupano Ghosh was in the middle of directing a film on the hit TV series Byomkesh Bakshi. Director Sujoy Ghosh of Kahaani was to play the legendary Bengali detective in his directorial venture. (With PTI inputs)