Eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away at his residence in Kolkata early today, June 10 due to age-related ailments. He was 77 and was undergoing dialysis as he had kidney-related ailments.
The National Award-winning director is survived by his wife, Sohini Dasgupta, and two daughters. He is known for his direction in films like Lal Darja, Uttara, Bagh Bahadur, Tahader Katha, Charachar among many others. He had won several awards for his contribution to Bengali cinema.
Dasgupta had also got poetry published, including Govir Araley, Coffin Kimba Suitcase, Chhaata Kahini, Roboter Gaan, Srehtha Kabita, Himjog, and Bhomboler Ascharya Kahini O Ananya Kabita.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay condolences. “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”, he tweeted.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid condolences to Dasgupta on Twitter. “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”, she tweeted.
Bengali filmmaker Raj Chakrabarty also paid his tribute. He tweeted, “Recipient of numerous National and International honors, legendary filmmaker and renowned poet, #BuddhadebDasgupta has passed away. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.”