National Award Winning Film Director Rituparno Ghosh passed away earlier today. The director who is known for a host of his Bengali films shot to fame in parallel cinema with masterpieces like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Chokher Bali and Raincoat and Big B starrer The Last Lear along with Bengali films like Dahan and Unishe April.
Ghosh who was 49 years old, prominently remembered for starring alongside veteran actress Deepti Naval in Sanjoy Nag’s critically acclaimed film Memories In March that dealt with an unusual friendship between two people who bonded over the loss of someone they held dearly. Known for his sensitive approach to film making, Ghosh’s works were profound and layered. His repertoire though mostly in Bengali, have been acclaimed as works of sheer genius. Ghosh, has worked with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and even Ajay Devgn, as a filmmaker he remains unmatched in Bengali cinema and unbeatable in Indian cinema. Winner of 12 National Awards, he was indeed a cinematic gem!
Though the cause of his death is still unsure, it is said that he was suffering from pancreatitis, succumbed to it and died of cardiac arrest at 7.30 am in his Kolkata residence. His loss for Indian cinema is irreparable. Koimoi extends our heartfelt condolences to his dear ones.