Acclaimed filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, renowned for films like ‘Rudaali’ (1993) has passed away at the age of 61.

Lajmi, who had been suffering from kidney cancer since 2015, breathed her last this morning in Mumbai.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Twitter, “Saddened to learn about the demise of veteran filmmaker #KalpanaLajmi ji. Her contribution to Indian cinema will be remembered forever.”

She will be cremated in Mumbai’s Oshiwara around midday today.