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Multiple National Award-Winning Film Director Buddhadeb Dasgupta Passes Away

Five of his films have won the National Film Award for best feature film.

Kolkata: Eminent film director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, 77, died at his residence early on Thursday due to age-related ailments, family members said.

Dasgupta is survived by his wife and two daughters from his previous marriage.

The national award-winning director had kidney ailments for a long time and was undergoing dialysis twice a week regularly, family members said.

Five of his films have won the National Film Award for best feature film. They are Bagh Bahadur (1989), Charachar (1993), Lal Darja (1997), Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002) and Kaalpurush (2008).

Two of his films have won the National Award for best Bengali feature film.

Dasgupta also won the National Award for direction twice, for Uttara (2000) and Swapner Din (2005).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee were among those who condoled his death.


Condoling his death, filmmaker Goutam Ghosh said, “Buddha da was making films, writing articles and active despite failing health. He had directed Tope and Urojahaz even when he was not well. It is a great loss for all of us.”

(With PTI inputs)