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.