Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away

By NewsDesk • Published on May 30, 2013
Rituparno Ghosh

Rituparno Ghosh: August 31,1963-May 30, 2013

Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of heart attack today morning. He was 49.

Ghosh won 12 national awards for his films some of which include Unishe April, Chokher Bali, Raincoat and Abohomaan.

His latest film Chitrangada won him a Special Jury award at the National Film Awards 2012. The film recently closed the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2013.

Ghosh was working on Satyanweshi, based on the story ‘Chorabali’ by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, the author of the Byomkesh Bakshi detective series.  Director Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani) played the character of Byomkesh Bakshi.

“Wrapped up the shoot of Satyanewshi, a crime thriller in the molten glow of the pensive falling afternoon,” he had tweeted on May 28.

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9 Responses to “Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away”

  1. Ravi Kambhoj says:

    Very sad news, RIP Rituparno!

  2. Srinivasan Sundaram says:

    Very shocking. Died at such a young age.RIP.

  3. Sagar Das says:

    he was an icon………. one of my fav directors.. very sad news.

  4. really a very sad news..he was such a good film maker.

  5. Bharat Singh says:

    Very sad news….

  6. Rituparno Ghosh won twelve National Awards by himself not eight as mentioned, and for acting in his films Debashree Roy, Rituparna Sengupta, Indrani Haldar, Kirron Kher, Ananya Chatterjee got National Award – Best Actress and Sudipta Chatterjee, Rakhee Gulzar got best supporting actress. He has directed in Bengali English and Hindi feature films and also acted in Bengali, Odiya and English films.

  7. Bikas Mishra says:

    Hi Santanu, thank you for your input. Did you check the Times of India today – "Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dies at 52".

  8. Hi Bikas Mishra yes gone through the TOI articles, quite nicely done. But his age was mentioned wrong. He was born on 1963. So he was actually 49. Not 52 as mentioned in Goutam Ghose's article.

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