Any interaction with Rituparno Ghosh was sure to leave one marvelling at his sensitivity and humility. The 49-year-old national award-winning filmmaker, who won critical acclaim for Bengali cinema in the past two decades, breathed his last on Thursday. Ghosh won 12 National awards and received international accolades in his two-decade career. His last released film Chitrangada received the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards this year.
Ghosh, who was suffering from pancreatitis, suffered a massive cardiac arrest and passed away at his south Kolkata residence at 7.30 am.
Born on August 31, 1963, in Kolkata, Ghosh went to South Point School and studied Economics at Jadavpur University. He gained recognition after the release of children’s film Hirer Angti in 1994 and won his first National Award for Unishe April in 1995. Dahan, Asukh, Chokher Bali, Bariwali, Antarmahal and Noukadubi earned him praise.