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National Award winning filmmaker Buddhadev Dasgupta passes away


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Kolkata. Multiple National Award winning Bengali filmmaker and renowned poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away at his South Kolkata residence at around 6 am on Thursday. Dasgupta, who breathed his last at the age of 77, was suffering from kidney and age-related ailments and was also undergoing treatment.

Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the passing away of Shri Buddhadev Dasgupta. His diverse works have struck a chord with all sections of the society. He was also an eminent thinker and poet. Saddened by this. My thoughts go out to his family and many fans. Om Shanti.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Saddened at the passing away of eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Through his works he infused lyricism in the language of cinema. His death is a great loss to the film fraternity. Condolences to family, colleagues and fans.”

State Transport Minister Firhad Hakim posted, “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Buddhadev Dasgupta. He was an eminent filmmaker and his death is a great loss to the film fraternity. To his family, colleagues and countless fans. My condolences to you.”

Dasgupta has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Direction for his films ‘Uttara’ and ‘Swapner Din’, while his films ‘Bagh Bahadur’, ‘Charachar’, ‘Lal Darja’, ‘Mando Meyer Anakhyayan’ and ‘Kaalpurush’ has also been awarded the National Award in the category of Best Film.

In addition, two of his films ‘Dooratva’ and ‘Tahader Katha’ have received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali.

Dasgupta has also made an important contribution to the world of Bengali poetry. His notable works include ‘Gobhir Aarale’, ‘Himjog’, ‘Chhata Kahini’, ‘Roboter Gaan’ and ‘Coffin Kimba Suitcase’.

There is an atmosphere of sorrow among the film industry, his friends, followers and cinema lovers with his demise. Everyone is in shock and is expressing their condolences on social media. (IANS)

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