National Award winning filmmaker, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, has passed away at the age of 77, BizAsiaLive.com can confirm.
Dasgupta is thought to have been suffering from kidney issues and is thought to have been on dialysis. West Bengal’s Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, posted on Twitter, “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”.
Dasgupta has won the Best Feature Film National Award five times for ‘Bagh Bahadur’ (1989), ‘Charachar’ (1993), ‘Lal Darja’ (1997), ‘Mondo Meyer Upakhyan’ (2002) and ‘Kaalpurush’ (2008).
BizAsiaLive.com extends condolences to Dasgupta’s family and friends.