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Legendary Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta Passes Away at 77

Legendary Bengali director Buddhadeb Dasgupta passes aways, Mamata Banerjee pays tribute

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Legendary Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away on Thursday morning. The National Award-winning director passed away due to age related complications. The 77-year-old was suffering from kidney disease. His family members informed him that he was unwell for more than a year and was undergoing dialysis for a long time.

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Dasgupta was a prominent name both in the world of filmmaking and literature. The legendary director had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film five times in his career including Bagh Bahadur (1989), Charachar (1993), Lal Darja (1997), Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002) and Kaalpurush (2008), while his films Dooratwa (1978) and Tahader Katha (1993) won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali. Even as a director, he bagged two National Film Awards for his films Uttara and Swapner Din.

Apart from being a filmmaker, he was also a noted poet. Buddhadeb is known for his works like Govir Araley, Coffin Kimba Suitcase, Sreshtha Kabita, and Bhomboler Ascharya Kahini O Ananya Kabita. Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s last film was Urojahaj in 2018.

Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s demise has left a void in the Bengali film industry. Politicians filmmakers and actors took to social media to offer their condolences and pay tribute to the legendary artist.

Check out their condolence messages here:

CM Mamata Bannerjee called his death a ‘great loss’ for the Bengali film industry. Check out her tweet here:

Filmmaker Raj Chakraborty also condoled the death of the veteran

Sudiptaa Chakraborty, who worked with Dasgupta on films like Mondo Meyer Upakhyan and Kalpurush, also tweeted about his demise.

May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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