PM Modi, West Bengal CM condole the demise of prominent filmmaker

Prominent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta, who is known for his works in Hindi films and Bengali films passed away on Thursday. He breathed his last at his residence in Kolkata at the age of 77.

His fans and members from the Hindi and Bengali film fraternity mourned the death of the celebrated filmmaker, who was also a poet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reacted to the sad demise of the National award-winning filmmaker and paid tributes to the director.

"Anguished by the demise of Shri Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His diverse works struck a chord with all sections of society. He was also an eminent thinker and poet. My thoughts are with his family and several admirers in this time of grief. Om Shanti," Narendra Modi tweeted.

"Saddened at the passing away of eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Through his works, he infused lyricism into the language of cinema. His death comes as a great loss for the film fraternity. Condolences to his family, colleagues and admirers," Mamata Banerjee's tweet read.

Dooratwa was his debut film as director. In his illustrious career, he made films like Tahader Katha, Bagh Bahadur, Charachar, and Uttara. Besides National Awards, he won the Golden Athena Award at the Athens International Film Festival. He was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the Spain International Film Festival.
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