Kolkata/New Delhi, Jun 10 (UNI): Legendary film director Buddhadev Dasgupta died at his South Kolkata residence on Thursday morning. He was 77.
Dasgupta, who was suffering from kidney ailment for a long time and was under dialysis, died in his sleep around 6 am.
The renowned director won numerous national and international awards. Although Dasgupta gained fame as a film director, he was also a pioneer in the world of words. There are several poems written by him. Notable among his books of poetry are Roboter Gaan, Chhata Kaahini and more.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sent a condolence message on the demise of the director. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of eminent film director Buddhadev Dasgupta. He breathed his last in Calcutta today. He was 77 years old. Notable films directed by him are Tahadera Kotha, Bagh Bahadur, Uttara, Charachar, Mondo Meyer Upakhyan, Kalpurush etc. His death caused irreparable damage to the film world. I extend my condolences to the family and fans of Buddhadeb Dasgupta.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed deep sorrow on the demise of filmmaker, thinker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
In a tweet, Modi said, “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.”