Bollywood’s renowned editor Sanjib Dutta passed away on Sunday. He was 54 years old and worked in several Hindi and Bengali movies. Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani was one of his recently edited movies.

An alumnus of FTII, Sanjib worked on more than 80 movies as an editor including both Hindi and Bengali. Nagesh Kukunoor, with whom Sanjib worked extensively, spoke about his death. While talking to PTI, Nagesh quoted, “I’ve been told he went in for a bypass surgery a few days ago but never came back. I am gathering more information. His death is devastating. He was the last of Renu Saluja school. She trained so many people but no one carried her legacy the way he did. “In fact, Renu was editing ‘Bollywood Calling’ when she passed away. So he finished the editing but never took credit.”

Mardani Editor Sanjib Dutta Dies At The Age Of 54!
Rani Mukerji’s Mardani Editor Sanjib Dutta Passes Away At The Age Of 54!

Screenwriter and editor, Apurva Asrani took to Twitter to express the grief, “Shocked to hear about the passing of Sanjib Datta. He was a fine editor whose work was synonymous with the best films of Nagesh Kukunoor. Sanjib & I shared editing credits on Aashayein & Tasveer 8×10, and I will always remember him as a mature craftsman & a thorough gentleman.”

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