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Veteran Bengali filmmaker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away at his residence in Kolkata on Thursday at the age of 77. This information has been given by the family members of Buddhadev. Dasgupta was suffering from kidney related ailments for a long time. Many big personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, have condoled the death of National Award winner Dasgupta by sharing posts on social media.
Saddened by the demise of Buddhadev Dasgupta
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, “Saddened by the passing away of Shri Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His diverse works had struck a chord with all sections of the society. He was also an eminent thinker and poet. My condolences to his family in this hour of grief. And many are with fans. 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
Buddhadev’s death an irreparable loss to the film industry
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of popular filmmaker Buddhadev Dasgupta. He infused lyricalism in the language of cinema through his creations. His passing away is an irreparable loss to the film industry. His family, colleagues and admirers.” My condolences to you.”
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
Buddha da was making a film despite ill health
Expressing grief over Dasgupta’s death, filmmaker Goutam Ghosh said, “Buddha da was making films, writing articles and being active despite his ill health. He directed ‘Tope’ and ‘Urojahaj’ even though he was not healthy. His passing is a great loss for all of us.” At the same time, Dasgupta’s fans are also paying tribute to him by sharing the post on social media.
Buddhadev’s dialysis was done twice every week
Buddhadev Dasgupta’s family members said the National Award-winning filmmaker was suffering from kidney ailment for a long time and also had to undergo regular dialysis twice a week. Dasgupta is survived by his wife and two daughters from his first marriage.
Five films that won the National Award for Best Feature Film Buddhadev Dasgupta, along with Goutam Ghosh and Aparna Sen, brought parallel cinema to Bengal in the 1980s and 1990s. Dasgupta’s five films have also received the National Award for Best Feature Film. Apart from this, he was awarded the National Award for Best Director for two films. Buddhadev was known for directing several films like ‘Uttara’, ‘Bagh Bahadur’, ‘Tahdar Katha’ and ‘Charachar’.