Renowned filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77

Renowned filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77 Renowned filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77

New Delhi: Renowned Indian poet and Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta died at the age of 77 on Thursday morning. The legendary director was suffering from a kidney ailment.

Award-winning filmmaker died due to old-age related ailments. He was having kidney issues for a long time and undergoing dialysis twice a week regularly.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Buddhadeb Dasgupta was also a celebrated poet and won several National Awards for his contribution to Bengali cinema.

He was known for directing several acclaimed films including Uttara, Bagh Bahadur, Tahader Katha and Charachar.

Of all the films he wrote and directed, five movies - Bagh Bahadur, Charachar, Lal Darja, Mondo Meyer Upakhyan and Kaalpurush won the National Awards for Best Film while his 2000's Uttara and 2005's Swapner Din fetched him the National Film Awards for Best Direction.

The legend also won National Awards for best feature film in Bengali for his 1978's Dooratwa, 1987's Phera and 1993's Tahader Katha.

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