Kolkata: National award-winning Bengali film director Buddhadev Dasgupta passed away at his South Kolkata residence on Thursday morning. The veteran filmmaker passed away this morning at 6 am. He was 77 years old.
His family has confirmed that Dasgupta was ill and was undergoing dialysis for some time now. The eminent 77-year-old director died at his residence in Kolkata due to old-age-related ailments, family members said.
Soon after the announcement of his death was made public, many leaders expressed their anguish over his death.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sadness on Thursday and noted that his diverse works struck a chord with all sections of society.
Modi tweeted, “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.”
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 (@narendramodi) June 10, 2021
Others include West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and actors like Sudiptaa Chakraborty and
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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 (@MamataOfficial) June 10, 2021
Poet and Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta is no more. In the post Ray-Ghatak era,he was one of the most celebrated and valued Indian(nd Bengali)Filmmaker in the International Diaspora.I've n fortunate enuf 2 hv wrkd in 2 of his films #MondoMeyerUpakhyan and #Kalpurush
— Sudiptaa Chakraborty (@SudiptaaC) June 10, 2021
Recipient of numerous National and International honours, legendary filmmaker and renowned poet, #BuddhadebDasgupta has passed away. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/8F5N2yXGZT
— Raj chakrabarty (@iamrajchoco) June 10, 2021
Dasgupta was well known among the film fraternity for his iconic movies like Uttara, Tahader Katha, Charachar and Bagh Bahadur. He won accolades not just for his movies but several works of poetry which includes Chhaata Kahini, Roboter Gaan, Sreshtha Kabita, Govir Araley, Coffin Kimba Suitcase and Bhomboler Ascharya Kahini O Ananya Kabita.
Buddhadev won two National Film Awards for Best Direction for films–Uttara (2000) and Swapner Din (2005).
(With inputs from PTI)