Buddhadeb Dasgupta, National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker, passes away aged 77 after prolonged kidney ailment
A two-time National Award winner, Buddhadeb Dasgupta's death was condoled by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and filmmaker Raj Chakrabarty, among others.
Veteran Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away on Thursday morning at 6 am at his Kolkata residence. The 77-year-old had been suffering from kidney ailments for years.
The family confirmed that the filmmaker had been undergoing dialysis for some time and was scheduled for a session on 10 June. However, his wife Sohini Dasgupta discovered he died in his sleep.
Dasgupta was most known for films like Bagh Bahadur, Tahader Katha, Charachar and Uttara. . He has won the National Film Award for Best Direction twice, for Uttara (2000) and Swapner Din (2005). He had also authored several works of poetry including Govir Araley, Coffin Kimba Suitcase, Himjog, Chhaata Kahini, Roboter Gaan, Sreshtha Kabita, and Bhomboler Ascharya Kahini O Ananya Kabita.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that Dasgupta's death comes as a "great loss for the film fraternity."
Producer-director Raj Chakrabarty also condoled his death on Twitter.
Sudiptaa Chakraborty, who worked with Dasgupta on films like Mondo Meyer Upakhyan and Kalpurush, also tweeted about his demise.
Check out the tweets here
Saddened at the passing away of eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Through his works, he infused lyricism into the language of cinema. His death comes as a great loss for the film fraternity. Condolences to his family, colleagues and admirers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 10, 2021
Recipient of numerous National and International honours, legendary filmmaker and renowned poet, #BuddhadebDasgupta has passed away. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/8F5N2yXGZT
— Raj chakrabarty (@iamrajchoco) June 10, 2021
Poet and Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta is no more. In the post Ray-Ghatak era,he was one of the most celebrated and valued Indian(nd Bengali)Filmmaker in the International Diaspora.I've n fortunate enuf 2 hv wrkd in 2 of his films #MondoMeyerUpakhyan and #Kalpurush .... — Sudiptaa Chakraborty (@SudiptaaC) June 10, 2021
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