End of the reel for winner of 12 National awards

Published: 31st May 2013 08:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2013 08:55 AM   |  A+A-

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.


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