Film director Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies
Published: 02:49 PM, 10 June 2021 Updated: 02:51 PM, 10 June 2021
Eminent Indian film director Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away early on Thursday. He was 77.
He breathed his last in his sleep at 8 in the morning local time at his Kolkata residence in West Bengal due to old-age-related ailments, family members said.
The Indian national award-winning director was having kidney ailments for a long time and undergoing dialysis twice a week regularly.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled his death.
The celebrated director had won National Film Award for Best Feature Film five times in his career including Bagh Bahadur (1989), Charachar (1993), Lal Darja (1997), Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002) and Kaalpurush (2008), while his films Dooratwa (1978) and Tahader Katha (1993) won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali. He was also honoured with Best Director Award for his films Uttara (2000) and Swapner Din (2005).